Sir Robert (Bob) Clark was a war hero. He never talked about his experiences in the Special Operations Executive – often referred to as ‘Churchill’s Secret Army’ – or boasted of his successes in the City that followed. When Clark died, all his family knew about his time in the Second World War was written down on six pages of handwritten notes – and embodied, symbolically, in a Distinguished Service Cross awarded for an action about which they knew next to nothing. With journalist Nick Cook, Tim Clark set out on a journey to uncover the top-secret careers of his father and mother during the Second World War. The result is the newly published book Monopoli Blues.
Join Tim Clark and Nick Cook to discuss an extraordinary tale of courage and stoicism – and a love story that survived the horrors of capture by the enemy. Chaired by Kate Mosse.
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