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SOE in France An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France, 1940-1944 (Whitehall Histories) by M.R.D. Foot

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • British & Irish history: Second World War,
  • Defence strategy, planning & research,
  • European history: Second World War,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History,
  • Military,
  • British Isles,
  • Europe,
  • Secret service,
  • History / Military / General,
  • Military - Other,
  • France,
  • Great Britain,
  • Underground movements,
  • World War, 1939-1945

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages526
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7800573M
ISBN 100714655287
ISBN 109780714655284

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SOE in France;: An account of the work of the British Special Operations Executive in France, , Paperback – January 1, /5(23). SOE in France: An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France (Government Official History Series) SOE in France was first published in , followed by a second impression with amendments in Since these editions were published, other material on SOE has become available/5(28). SOE in France: An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France (Government Official History Series) Paperback June /5(23).   SOE in France. London: Routledge, COPY. SOE in France was first published in , followed by a second impression with amendments in Since these editions were published, other material on SOE has become available. It was, therefore, agreed in that Professor Foot should produce a revised by:

SOE in France, the official book, characterizes the American contribution to the joint effort as follows: In practice fusion meant that American officers were introduced into many sections of SOE; their intelligence, enthusiasm, and originality made up for their lack of equipment, training, or experience. George Winston A new book is out that tells the story of French women who worked as spies for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), who were captured by the Nazis in France and executed for their actions. The women knew when they volunteered that their chance of survival was only fifty percent. "SOE in France" was first published in , followed by a second impression with amendments in Since these editions were published, other material on SOE has become available. It was, therefore, agreed in that Professor Foot should produce a revised version/5(23). SOE The Special Operations Executive reads just as well now as it did when it was first published by the BBC in to coincide with a television series--not least because its author, M.R.D Foot, was appointed the official historian to the SOE just after World War Two and has had access to its entire archive. The SOE was hastily cobbled together in to wage subversive campaigns behind /5(24).

  This book is certainly more comprehensive than the one mentioned above, but owing to the secrecy surrounding SOE, the political angst that seemed to dog it throughout the war, the competing factions within SOE and between it and the army, the navy, the air force, the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) and its relationships with the exiled Continental governments, quite a lot of this book is taken up 4/5. The map below shows the major SOE F Section networks which existed in France in June , based on the map published in Rita Kramer's book "Flames in the Field" (Michael Joseph Ltd, ). Note: The map does not show the correct location of the original Autogiro network, which operated in the Paris area and did not exist after the spring of   The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a British secret service, formed in to encourage underground resistance to Hitler’s Germany. This book, based on a mass of official and hitherto unavailable material, presented for the first time an Brand: Naval & Military Press. Buy SOE in France: An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France (Government Official History Series) 1 by Foot, M.R.D. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(23).