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Agent Michael Trotobas and SOE in Northern France

Agent Michael Trotobas and SOE in Northern France Author Stewar Kent
ISBN-10 9781473851665
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 304
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The exceptional exploits, courage and leadership of British SOE Agent Trotobas have long been recognised in France but not in his own country despite being recommended for the Victoria Cross. Captured on his first mission, Trotobas led a mass break-out from Mauzac Internment Camp and eventually returned to England. He immediately volunteered to return and established and ran a resistance group around Lille and the Pas de Calais for a year. As the Nazis closed in, he refused to leave the French men and women who had shown him complete loyalty. He paid the ultimate price, fighting to the death rather than undergo capture. As well as describing the operations of the Sylvestre-Farmer circuit, the authors record the rivalries and intrigues that sprang up culminating in betrayals and extraordinary demand for the court martial and execution of the Circuit's British second in command. This book is a major addition to the bibliography of the SOE and French Resistance.

Sabotage in France

Sabotage in France Author Bernard O'Connor
ISBN-10 9781291592337
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SOE in France 1941 1945

SOE in France 1941 1945 Author Robert Bourne-Patterson
ISBN-10 9781473882034
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 288
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In the archives of the Special Operations Executive lay a report compiled by a staff officer and former member of SOE's French Section, Major Robert Bourne-Patterson, that until recently could not be published. Because of the highly sensitive nature of the work undertaken by the SOE, the paper was treated as confidential and its circulation was strictly limited to selected personnel. Now, at last, it can be made available to the general public. Limited, also, was the time available to Bourne-Patterson in compiling his report in 1946 as the SOE was being wound up and many documents were being ÔweededÕ from the files. Nevertheless, the paper he wrote gives a good picture of the work of the SOE in France, the country where its operations were most extensive. It contains an overview of operations in France by the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War with detailed records of individual circuits from their inception onwards, containing much information concerning individual agents and their contacts, calendars of subversive activity against the Germans and the names and addresses of personnel connected with the circuits who had survived the war. In writing his account, Bourne-Patterson drew heavily on personal interviews and wartime debriefings by agents.

Canadians Behind Enemy Lines 1939 1945

Canadians Behind Enemy Lines  1939 1945 Author Roy MacLaren
ISBN-10 0774811005
Release 2004-04-30
Pages 352
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!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN" meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy, see" During the Second World War, almost one hundred Canadians served the Allied forces by passing as locals in occupied countries. At the behest of two British secret services, these men made language and custom their costumes. They risked their lives assisting resistance groups in sabotage and ambush missions or in smuggling Allied airmen out of occupied territories. Quiet heroes of the war, these bold Canadians helped to make the brutal and unrelenting warfare of the underground a potent weapon in the Allied arsenal. This is a study of unstinting personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds.

Accidental Agent

Accidental Agent Author John Goldsmith
ISBN-10 9781473887848
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 192
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John Goldsmith’s wartime exploits are all the more remarkable considering that at first his services were consistently refused due to his being over 30. Not easily deterred he eventually became a tank driving instructor in the ranks. In 1942 accidental circumstances saw his recruitment into Buckmaster’s F Section of the Special Operations Executive. His faultless French and upbringing in Paris were to prove invaluable. Commissioned overnight and after intensive training he was parachuted into France for the first of his three missions. His adventures included crossing the Pyrenees, sabotage, forming his own circuits, being captured by the Gestapo, a daring escape and black-marketeering. In 1944, now a Major, he was advisor to the Maquis in the Mont Ventoux area where they fought the Germans in pitched battles and won. Although this refreshingly modest account does not admit to it, Goldsmith’s extraordinary war is best summed up by his DSO, MC, three Croix de Guerre and Legion d’honneur. Accidental Agent is as thrilling an account of war behind enemy lines as has ever been written. The author’s descriptions of his experiences and the many colourful characters he came across are a joy to read.

Unearthing Churchill s Secret Army

Unearthing Churchill  s Secret Army Author John Grehan
ISBN-10 9781783376643
Release 2012-12-19
Pages 272
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The Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of the Second World War. The fate, of many of its agents was not revealed to the general public other than the bare details carved with pride upon the headstones and memorials of those courageous individuals. These are stories of bravery and betrayal, incompetence and misfortune, of brutal torture and ultimately death.

The Man the Nazis Couldn t Catch

The Man the Nazis Couldn t Catch Author John Laffin
ISBN-10 0750914424
Release 1997
Pages 218
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The story of British Army Private Len Arlington and his five years living undercover in wartime France.

A Quiet Courage

A Quiet Courage Author Liane Jones
ISBN-10 IND:30000004086678
Release 1990
Pages 357
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Lonely Courage

Lonely Courage Author Rick Stroud
ISBN-10 9781471155673
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 336
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‘A fascinating, superbly researched and revelatory book – told with tremendous pace and excitement’ William Boyd On 18 June 1940 General de Gaulle broadcast from London to his countrymen in France about the catastrophe that had overtaken their nation – the victory of the invading Germans. He declared ‘Is defeat final? No! . . . the flame of French Resistance must not and will not be extinguished’. The Resistance began almost immediately. At first it was made up of small, disorganised groups working in isolation. But by the time of the liberation in 1944 around 400,000 French citizens, nearly 2 per cent of the population, were involved. The Special Operations Executive (SOE) set up by Winston Churchill in 1941 saw its role in France as helping the Resistance by recruiting and organising guerrilla fighters; supplying and training them; and then disrupting the invaders by any means necessary. The basic SOE unit was a team of three: a leader, a wireless operator and a courier. These teams operated in Resistance circuits and the agents were given random codenames. The aim of this work was to prepare for the invasion of Europe by Allied forces and the eventual liberation of France. It was soon decided that women would play a vital role. There were 39 female agents recruited from all walks of life, ranging from a London shop assistant to a Polish aristocrat. What linked them was that they knew France well, were fluent in French and were prepared to sacrifice everything to help defeat the enemy. The women trained alongside the men, learning how to disappear into the background, how to operate a radio transmitter and how to kill a man with their bare hands. Once trained they were infiltrated behind the lines by parachute or tiny aircraft that could land in remote fields. Some of the women went on to lead thousands of Resistance fighters, while others were arrested, brutally interrogated and sent to concentration camps where they endured torment and death. Lonely Courage tells their story and sheds light on what life was really like for these brave women who tumbled from the sky.

Clandestine warfare

Clandestine warfare Author James D. Ladd
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105040960564
Release 1988-10
Pages 159
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The Canadians at war 1939 45

The Canadians at war  1939 45 Author Reader's Digest Association (Canada)
ISBN-10 WISC:89058486481
Release 1986
Pages 480
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SOE Author Michael Richard Daniell Foot
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105081581246
Release 1984
Pages 280
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Bogen fortæller om SOe's oprettelse og videre arbejde, om SOE,s fejltagelser og bedrifter i deres stræben efter at støtte modstanden i de besatte lande.

The Spy Who Loved

The Spy Who Loved Author Clare Mulley
ISBN-10 9780230759527
Release 2012-07-05
Pages 416
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In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessive colleague in a hotel in South Kensington. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising, but that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable. The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocratic and his wealthy Jewish wife, she would become one of Britain’s most daring and highly decorated secret agents. Having fled Poland on the outbreak of war, she was recruited by the intelligence services long before the establishment of the SOE, and took on mission after mission. She skied over the hazardous High Tatras into Poland, served in Egypt and North Africa and was later parachuted into Occupied France, where an agent’s life expectancy was only six weeks. Her courage, quick wit and determination won her release from arrest more than once, and saved the lives of several fellow officers, including one of her many lovers, just hours before their execution by the Gestapo. More importantly, perhaps, the intelligence she gathered was a significant contribution to the Allied war effort and her success was reflected in the fact that she was awarded the George Medal, the OBE and the Croix de Guerre.

The Invisible World of Espionage

The Invisible World of Espionage Author Lauran Paine
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008538582
Release 1976
Pages 173
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Death be not proud

Death be not proud Author Elizabeth Nicholas
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105036868169
Release 1958
Pages 294
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Six Faces of Courage

Six Faces of Courage Author Michael Richard Daniell Foot
ISBN-10 0850529654
Release 2003
Pages 145
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Professor Michael Foot is indisputably the greatest authority on the activities of SOE in Europe during WW2. In Six Faces of Courage he selects six of the bravest of the brave agents and describes their backgrounds, activities and characters. Truly inspiring reading complemented by an updated introduction that sets the scene superbly. This excellent and successful book gives the reader a real insight to what it meant to be a SOE agent in Nazi-occupied Europe

SOE in France

SOE in France Author M.R.D. Foot
ISBN-10 9781135769871
Release 2004-07-31
Pages 584
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SOE in France was first published in 1966, followed by a second impression with amendments in 1968. Since these editions were published, other material on SOE has become available. It was, therefore, agreed in 2000 that Professor Foot should produce a revised version. In so doing, in addition to the material in the first edition, the author has had access to previously closed government records, as well as drawing upon his own invaluable wartime experiences and the recollections of those involved. SOE in France begins by explaining what SOE was, where it fitted into the Allied war machine, and how it worked in France. The narrative then recounts the adventures of its agents who worked on French soil. This intricate tale concentrates on the work of the 400 hand-picked men and women of the 'independent French' section, although it also covers SOE's five other sections that operated mainly in France. All told, the six sections despatched over 1,800 clandestine agents, who between them changed the course of the war. This updated new edition will be essential reading for scholars and for all those with an informed general interest in the activities of the SOE.