Just finished the incredible wartime story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld… captured and escaped three times, at one time enduring 4 months of Nazi torture. The French aristocrat was recruited, and trained by British Special Operations (SOE). Even his own family didn’t know about his exploits until after winning Frances Legion of Honor 50 years after the war.
There’s a cspan video, where I first learned of this story from the author.
DreamWorks bought the story… but who knows if they’ll actually make the movie.