The Jail Busters: The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance and Operation Jericho (Paperback)
  • The Jail Busters: The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance and Operation Jericho (Paperback)
zoom

The Jail Busters: The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance and Operation Jericho (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 02/07/2015
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

In the new year of 1944 the French Resistance in northern France was on its knees. Relentless attacks on its diverse and disorganised networks by the Gestapo and the Abwehr had put many of its best operatives in prison, or worse. But in the lead up to Operation Overlord, 'D Day', the Resistance had never been more important to the Allied war effort, and many groups were in the pay of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, MI6. One such was organised by a patriot called Dominic Ponchardier. For months he had watched helplessly as his friends and colleagues had been swept up by the Nazi drag net, and cast into the old prison on the eastern outskirts of Amiens. In desperation he asked his MI6 handlers for help, and once London agreed it led to one of the most daring missions of the war.

On the morning of 18 February 1944, nineteen Mosquito bombers flew at low level across the channel, skimming just above the ground to drop their bombs on sections of the walls of Amiens Prison. Hundreds escaped, scores of whom evaded recapture to continue the fight against Nazi repression. It was an epic of precision bombing, in which one of the most notable RAF heroes of the war, Group Captain Charles Pickard, lost his life. Robert Lyman's book reveals, from previously unseen sources, the full truth of MI6's involvement in the French Resistance, and narrates in vivid detail a stirring tale of courage and skill.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784290177
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Unbearably tense . . . will make you feel proud to be British - Daily Express

Heroism, adventure, tragedy, a superman hero and the loathsome Boche. This comprehensive retelling of the story has not lost any of its firepower - Daily Mail

You may also be interested in...

French and Germans, Germans and French
Added to basket
Das Reich
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
D-Day Minute By Minute
Added to basket
Overlord
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Silent Village
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Dunkirk
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Resistance
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Mission France
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Village of Secrets
Added to basket
Normandy '44
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Cruel Crossing
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
One Day in August
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Dunkirk
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Tartan Pimpernel
Added to basket
D-Day Through German Eyes
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.