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Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army: The Official List of SOE  Casualties and their Stories By John Grehan

Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army: The Official List of SOE Casualties and their Stories by John Grehan

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Summary

The Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of World War II, its activities cloaked in mystery and intrigue. The fate, therefore, of many of its agents was not revealed to the general public. Now, at last, it is possible to tell the stories of all those agents that died in action. These are their stories.

Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army: The Official List of SOE Casualties and their Stories Summary

Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army: The Official List of SOE Casualties and their Stories by John Grehan

The Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of the Second World War, its activities cloaked in mystery and intrigue. The fate, therefore, 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.Then in 2003, the first batch of SOE personal files was released by the National Archive. Over the course of the following years more and more files were made available. Now, at last, it is possible to tell the stories of all those agents that died in action.These are stories of bravery and betrayal, incompetence and misfortune, of brutal torture and ultimately death. Some died when their parachutes failed to open, others swallowed their cyanide capsules rather than fall into the hands of the Gestapo, many died in combat with the enemy, most though were executed, by hanging, by shooting and even by lethal injection.The bodies of many of the lost agents were never found, destroyed in the crematoria of such places as Buckenwald, Mauthausen and Natzweiler, others were buried where they fell.All of them should be remembered as having undertaken missions behind enemy lines in the knowledge that they might never return.

About John Grehan

JOHN GREHAN has written, edited or contributed to more than 300 books and magazine articles covering a wide span of military history from the Iron Age to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. John has also appeared on local and national radio and television to advise on military history topics. He was employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine from its inception until 2014. John now devotes his time to writing and editing books. Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty-five years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. Following the success of this book, he established Historic Military Press, which has published a wide range of titles. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, the first issue of which went on sale in May 2007. This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical on the high street. Martin now devotes his time to writing and editing books.

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GOR004532106
9781848847941
1848847947
Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army: The Official List of SOE Casualties and their Stories by John Grehan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2012-07-30
268
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