Richard Bath and Tommy Macpherson (2011 event)
Rugby writer Richard Bath has tackled a very different kind of battle in aiding Sir Tommy Macpherson with his memoir, Behind Enemy Lines. Britain’s most decorated living war hero with three Military Crosses, three Croix de Guerre, a Légion d'Honneur and a papal knighthood, Macpherson has now revealed so much more about his wartime acts. Aged 21, he persuaded 23,000 SS soldiers to surrender, and almost single-handedly stopped Tito’s Yugoslavia annexing the whole of north-east Italy. Listen to his astonishing story in this live recording of his sold-out 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival event.