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No Drums ... No Trumpets | The Story of Mary Lindell + (Signed Réseau Marie Claire Flown Cover)

Wynne, Barry [Gertrude Mary Lindell (11 September 1895 - 8 January 1987) Comtesse de Milleville, code named Marie-Claire and Comtesse de Moncy, was an English woman, a front-line nurse in World War I and a member of the French Resistance in World War II].

(Book #ID 112415)

Published by Arthur Barker Ltd., 20 New Bond Street, London First Edition 1961. 1961.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original duck egg blue cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered navy back. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains frontispiece, 278 pp with monochrome archive photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with chips to the corners and spine ends, not price clipped, 18s. + No. 195 of 1200 'Réseau Marie Claire' flown cover, Post Office stamp 2nd October 1983 and SIGNED by Mary Lindell to the front cover 'Mary de M. Lindell O.B.E., M.I.9'. (MI9, the British Directorate of Military Intelligence Section 9, was a secret department of the War Office between 1939 and 1945. During World War II it had two principal tasks: assisting in the escape of Allied prisoners of war held by the Axis countries, especially Nazi Germany; and helping Allied military personnel, especially downed airmen, evade capture after they were shot down or trapped behind enemy lines in Axis-occupied countries). Flight details and certification signed to the rear by D. B. G. Downey. One cachet insert. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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