S.o.e.: An Outline History Of The Special Operations Executive 1940-46 by M.R.D. FootS.o.e.: An Outline History Of The Special Operations Executive 1940-46 by M.R.D. Foot

S.o.e.: An Outline History Of The Special Operations Executive 1940-46

byM.R.D. FootIntroduction byDavid Stafford

Paperback | April 21, 2014

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A fit testament to the bravery, selflessness and sacrifice of a magnificent group of people." --Sunday Telegraph
     SOE, the Special Operations Executive, was a small, tough British secret service, a dirty tricks department, set up in July 1940. Recruited from remarkably diverse callings, the men and women who were members of this most secret agency in the Second World War lived in great and constant danger. Their job was to support and stimulate resistance behind enemy lines; their credentials fortitude, courage, immense patience and a devotion to freedom. 
     The activity of the SOE was world-wide. Abyssinian tribesmen, French farmers, exiled Russian grandees, coolies, smugglers, printers, policemen, telephonists, tycoons, prostitutes, rubber workers, railwaymen, peasants from the Pyranees to the Balkans, even the regent of Siam -- all had a part to play as saboteurs, informers, partisans or secret agents. 
     In this engrossing and illuminating study, the eminent Second World War historian, M.R.D. Foot, sheds light on the heroism of individual SOE agents across the world and provides us with the definitive account of the Executive's crucial wartime work.

     With an introduction by David Stafford.
M.R.D. FOOT was an army officer throughout the 1939-45 war, and received the French Croix de Guerre for work with the SAS in Britanny. He taught politics and history at Oxford, was for six years Professor of Modern History at Manchester and the first editor of Gladstone's diaries, and has written -- among other books -- SOE in France, ...
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Title:S.o.e.: An Outline History Of The Special Operations Executive 1940-46Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.16 × 6.03 × 1.08 inPublished:April 21, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847922937

ISBN - 13:9781847922939

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