Drawing on vast archival resources and featuring a mass of previously unpublished personal testimonies, a unique collection of personal testimonies from the men and women of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) a secret organization created early in World War II to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy lines is presented in this astounding volume. As their eyewitness testimonies prove, each member of the SOE faced extreme danger and personal risk in their fight to helped tilt the conflict in the Allies’ favor. The stories captured here include tales of parachute drops into enemy territory, capture and torture by the Gestapo, nerve-wracking sabotage missions, and guerrilla fighting alongside groups as varied as the French resistance, partisans in Yugoslavia, and tribes in the Burmese jungle. Both incredible and informative, this is a gripping first-hand account of the efforts and sacrifices of a unique clandestine force.
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Roderick Bailey is the author of The Wildest Province. Sebastian Faulks is the author of the novels Engleby and Birdsong and the biography The Fatal Englishman.Review:
"Roderick Bailey's assembly of tales deserves a warm welcome, both for readability - there is not a dull page - and for surprise: a great deal of it is unknown to [the] general public" -- MRD Foot, official historian of SOE Literary Review "a fascinating and at times gruesome and moving read, and is an ideal introduction to the whole subject of the SOE...thoroughly recommended" BBC Who Do You Think You Are Magazine "Roderick Bailey has skilfully braided their stories into a coherent narrative, and the quality of their egregious courage catches at the heart" Spectator
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Book Description Edbury Press, U K, 2008. Hard Back. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First. A new and unread copy of this hardback book in stock now UK. Both the book and the jacket are in 'fine' condition. 383 pages including the index. Illustrated. Pictorial end papers. cover price £19.99p. History - War. Bookseller Inventory # 014356
Book Description Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091918502
Book Description Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091918502