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
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 26 mm
"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 *