SOE: Churchill's Secret Agents

Author:   Terry Crowdy
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Volume:   829
ISBN:  

9781784420406


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   21 April 2016
Format:   Paperback
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The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was one of the most innovative British creations of the Second World War. Its mission was to export resistance, subversion and sabotage to occupied Europe and beyond, disrupting the German war effort and building a Secret Army which would work in the shadows to help defeat the Nazis. Potential agents were put through intensive paramilitary and parachute training, then taught how to live clandestinely behind enemy lines, to operate radios and write in secret codes. They lived in constant fear of arrest, and of betrayal by treacherous collaborators. This book uses rare images from the collections of The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum to illustrate the lives of the men and women who made up the SOE, their rigorous training, the clever gadgets they used and their lives behind enemy lines.

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Author:   Terry Crowdy
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Shire Publications
Volume:   829
Dimensions:   Width: 14.90cm , Height: 0.30cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.151kg
ISBN:  

9781784420406


ISBN 10:   1784420409
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   21 April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Language:   English

Table of Contents

Set Europe Ablaze / Organisation / Lessons in Ungentlemanly Warfare / Operations / Soe in the Balkans / The England Game / SOE in France / Women in SOE / Post War / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index

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This is a crisp history of an early intelligence service that would be the forerunner of others in existence to this day. - Eyes On World Cultures


This is a crisp history of an early intelligence service that would be the forerunner of others in existence to this day. -<i> Eyes On World Cultures</i>


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Terry Crowdy has long been fascinated by many aspects of military history and takes great pleasure delving into forgotten historical sources and seeking information that has eluded others. The author of a number of articles and books, Terry lives in Kent, UK.

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