S.O.E.: An outline history of the special operations executive 1940 - 46 (Paperback)
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S.O.E.: An outline history of the special operations executive 1940 - 46 (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 20/03/2014
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SOE, the Special Operations Executive, was a small, tough British secret service, a dirty tricks department established in July 1940 and encouraged by Churchill to `set Europe ablaze'. Recruited from remarkably diverse callings, the men and women who were members of this most secret agency lived in great and constant danger. Their job - as saboteurs, informers, partisans, couriers or secret agents - was to support and stimulate resistance behind enemy lines; their credentials fortitude, courage, immense patience and a devotion to freedom. In this classic study M.R.D. Foot, sheds light on the heroism of individual SOE agents across the world and provides us with a spellbinding account of the Executive's crucial wartime work. With an introduction by David Stafford.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847922939
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 26 mm


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"It is impossible to imagine M.R.D. Foot's position as the pre-eminent historian of SOE ever being challenged" -- Antony Beevor
"A fit testament to the bravery, selflessness and sacrifice of a magnificent group of people" * Sunday Telegraph *

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“Good solid information but too biased.”

The Special Operations Executive (SOE) knew what it was about, some viewed themselves as the dirty tricks department, some probably romanced their roles but this book tries to sum up the whole story of the SOE. It is,... More

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