Author: Stewar Kent,Nick Nicholas
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The exceptional exploits, courage and leadership of British SOE Agent Trotobas have long been recognised in France but not in his own country despite being recommended for the Victoria Cross. Captured on his first mission, Trotobas led a mass break-out from Mauzac Internment Camp and eventually returned to England. He immediately volunteered to return and established and ran a resistance group around Lille and the Pas de Calais for a year. As the Nazis closed in, he refused to leave the French men and women who had shown him complete loyalty. He paid the ultimate price, fighting to the death rather than undergo capture. As well as describing the operations of the Sylvestre-Farmer circuit, the authors record the rivalries and intrigues that sprang up culminating in betrayals and extraordinary demand for the court martial and execution of the Circuit's British second in command. This book is a major addition to the bibliography of the SOE and French Resistance.
The Heroic Life of Diana Rowden, Wartime Secret Agent
Author: Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Category: Political Science
The untold story of the female British secret agent forgotten by history.
Author: Bernard O'Connor
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Between 1942 and 1944 at least 36 French women were recruited by British, French, Soviet and American intelligence agencies, trained as organisers, wireless operators, couriers and saboteurs and infiltrated into France by boat or plane from Britain and Algeria to help the French Resistance in their attempt to liberate their country. This books tells the stories of Anatole’, Francine Fromont, Yvonne Rudellat, Andrée Borrel, Odette Sansom, Marie-Thérèse le Chêne, ‘Angela’, Marguerite Petitjean, Jeannette Guyot, Daniele Reddé, Madeleine Damerment, Jeanne Bohec, Denise Bloch, Françoise Agazarian, Yvonne Fontaine, Alix d’Unienville, Suzanne Mertzisen, Marie-Louise Cloarec, Pierrette Louin, Eugénie Djendi, Marcelle Somers, Julienne Aisner, Madeleine Lavigne, Ginette Jullian, Germaine Heim, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, Josianne Somers, Evelyne Clopet, Suzanne Pax-Colombas, Denise Colin, Eugénie Gruner, Marie-Rose Miguet, Cécile Pichard, Elisabeth Torlet, Marguerite Giannello, Aimée Corge and Michele de Ducla.
Author: Liane Jones
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Category: Great Britain
Author: Roy MacLaren
Publisher: UBC Press
!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN" meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy, see www.w3.org" During the Second World War, almost one hundred Canadians served the Allied forces by passing as locals in occupied countries. At the behest of two British secret services, these men made language and custom their costumes. They risked their lives assisting resistance groups in sabotage and ambush missions or in smuggling Allied airmen out of occupied territories. Quiet heroes of the war, these bold Canadians helped to make the brutal and unrelenting warfare of the underground a potent weapon in the Allied arsenal. This is a study of unstinting personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds.
the story of special operations in Western Europe, 1940-45
Author: E. H. Cookridge
Publisher: Arthur Barker
Category: Great Britain Special Operations Executive
Author: John Laffin
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
The story of British Army Private Len Arlington and his five years living undercover in wartime France.
the story of British agents in France
Author: Maurice J. Buckmaster
Eine junge Frau überlebt in Berlin 1940 - 1945
Author: Marie Jalowicz Simon
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Berlin 1942: Die Verhaftung durch die Gestapo steht unmittelbar bevor. Die junge Marie Jalowicz will leben und taucht unter. Über 50 Jahre danach erzählt Marie Jalowicz Simon erstmals ihre ganze Geschichte. 77 Tonbänder entstehen – sie sind die Grundlage dieses einzigartigen Zeitdokuments. Offen und schonungslos schildert Marie Jalowicz, was es heißt, sich Tag für Tag im nationalsozialistischen Berlin durchzuschlagen: Sie braucht falsche Papiere, sichere Verstecke und sie braucht Menschen, die ihr helfen. Vergeblich versucht sie, durch eine Scheinheirat mit einem Chinesen zu entkommen oder über Bulgarien nach Palästina zu fliehen. Sie findet Unterschlupf im Artistenmilieu und lebt mit einem holländischen Fremdarbeiter zusammen. Immer wieder retten sie ihr ungewöhnlicher Mut und ihre Schlagfertigkeit – der authentische Bericht einer außergewöhnlichen jungen Frau, deren unbedingter Lebenswille sich durch nichts brechen ließ. Mit einem Nachwort von Hermann Simon, Sohn von Marie Jalowicz Simon, Historiker und Direktor der Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin – Centrum Judaicum.
Author: Lois Gordon,Lois G. Gordon
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Samuel Beckett, whose play Waiting for Godot was one of the most influential works for the post-World War II generation, has long been identified with the debilitated and impotent characters he created. In this provocative book, Lois Gordon offers a new perspective on Beckett, challenging the prevalent image of him as reclusive, self-absorbed, and disturbed. Gordon investigates the first forty years of Beckett's life and finds that he was, on the contrary, a kind and generous man who responded sensitively and even heroically to the world around him. Gordon describes the various places and events that affected Beckett during this formative period: war-torn Dublin during the Easter Uprising and World War I, where he spent his childhood and student days; Belfast and Paris in the 1920s and London during the Depression, where he lived and worked; Germany in 1937, where he traveled and witnessed Hitler's brutal domestic policies; prewar and occupied France, where he was active in the Resistance (for which he was later decorated); and the war-ravaged town of Saint-L� in Normandy, which he helped to restore following the liberation. Gordon also portrays the individuals who were important to Beckett, including Jack B. Yeats, Alfred P�ron, Thomas McGreevy, and, most significantly, James Joyce, who was a model for Beckett personally, artistically, and politically. Gordon argues convincingly that Beckett was very much aware of the political and cultural turmoil of this period and that the enormously creative works he wrote after World War II can, in fact, be viewed as a product of and testament to those tumultuous times.
weapons and equipment of the SOE and OSS
Author: James D. Ladd,Keith Melton,Peter Mason
an outline history of the Special Operations Executive 1940-46
Author: Michael Richard Daniell Foot
Category: Great Britain
Bogen fortæller om SOe's oprettelse og videre arbejde, om SOE,s fejltagelser og bedrifter i deres stræben efter at støtte modstanden i de besatte lande.
Author: Reader's Digest Association (Canada)
Publisher: Readers Digest Assn of Canada
Author: Elizabeth Nicholas
Author: Lauran Paine
Category: World War, 1939-1945
the life that I have
Author: Susan Ottaway
Publisher: Leo Cooper Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The book and film Carve Her Name With Pride have moved millions of men and women with their tale of incredible bravery and fortitude. The heroine Violette Szabo was an attractive young mother who volunteered for the Special Operations Executive, and after arduous training, parachuted into Nazi-occupied France. Captured dramatically by the Germans she was tortured and cruelly shot in Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, aged a mere 23 years old. Inevitably fact and fiction have become confused in the past, but this well researched biography reveals the truth behind this remarkable and extremely brave young woman's story. Selling Points Violette Szabo is probably the most famous of all the British secret agents of WW2; thanks in part to Virginia McKenna's portrayal of her in Carve Her Name With Pride Superbly researched and written, this book is the first full biography. It draws on family papers and Violette's daughter's support Now in paperback at a very affordable ???? Original hardback edition quickly sold out Strong female appeal