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Forgotten Voices of the Secret War By Roderick Bailey

Forgotten Voices of the Secret War
by Roderick Bailey

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The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret British organisation created early in the Second World War to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy lines. This title tells the stories of SOE agents, HQ staff, diplomats, aircrew and naval personnel in their own words.
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Forgotten Voices of the Secret War: An Inside History of Special Operations in the Second World War by Roderick Bailey

'The Gestapo kept me three days in this interrogation house. They especially wanted to know what I did after my escape, and precise things on the organisation of the SOE. And just for fun I suspect, because I had really not much to tell them, they pulled one of my toenails out...' - Robert Sheppard, SOE agent The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret British organisation created early in World War 2 to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy lines: in Winston Churchill's famous phrase, to 'set Europe ablaze'. Drawing on the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive and featuring a mass of previously unpublished personal testimonies, Forgotten Voices of the Secret War tells the stories of SOE agents, HQ staff, diplomats, aircrew and naval personnel in their own words. As the war unfolds, we learn of parachute drops into enemy territory, torture by the Gestapo and nerve-wracking sabotage missions in far-flung climes. Forgotten Voices of the Secret War is both an incredible account of espionage during World War 2 and a fitting testament to the efforts and sacrifices of a dedicated group of courageous men and women.

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Forgotten Voices of the Secret War Reviews


"Roderick Bailey's assembly of tales deserves a warm welcome, both for readability - there is not a dull page - and for surprise: a great deal of it is unknown to [the] general public" -- MRD Foot, official historian of SOE * Literary Review *
"Roderick Bailey has skilfully braided their stories into a coherent narrative, and the quality of their egregious courage catches at the heart" * Spectator *
"a fascinating and at times gruesome and moving read, and is an ideal introduction to the whole subject of the SOE...thoroughly recommended" * BBC Who Do You Think You Are Magazine *

About Roderick Bailey


Roderick Bailey is a military historian attached to the Imperial War Museum and the author of the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, Forgotten Voices of the Secret War, and the critically acclaimed The Wildest Province: SOE in the Land of the Eagle. He is a graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and a former Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford.

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GOR001216120
Forgotten Voices of the Secret War: An Inside History of Special Operations in the Second World War by Roderick Bailey
Roderick Bailey
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2009-04-02
400
0091918510
9780091918514
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