Agent Michael Trotobas and SOE in Northern France

Author: Stewar Kent,Nick Nicholas

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473851661

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7639


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.

Her Finest Hour

The Heroic Life of Diana Rowden, Wartime Secret Agent

Author: Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445661659

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 5413


The untold story of the female British secret agent forgotten by history.

SOE in France

An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France 1940-1944

Author: M.R.D. Foot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135769885

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 2645


SOE in France was first published in 1966, followed by a second impression with amendments in 1968. Since these editions were published, other material on SOE has become available. It was, therefore, agreed in 2000 that Professor Foot should produce a revised version. In so doing, in addition to the material in the first edition, the author has had access to previously closed government records, as well as drawing upon his own invaluable wartime experiences and the recollections of those involved. SOE in France begins by explaining what SOE was, where it fitted into the Allied war machine, and how it worked in France. The narrative then recounts the adventures of its agents who worked on French soil. This intricate tale concentrates on the work of the 400 hand-picked men and women of the 'independent French' section, although it also covers SOE's five other sections that operated mainly in France. All told, the six sections despatched over 1,800 clandestine agents, who between them changed the course of the war. This updated new edition will be essential reading for scholars and for all those with an informed general interest in the activities of the SOE.

SOE in France

an account of the work of the British Special Operations Executive in France, 1940-1944

Author: Michael Richard Daniell Foot

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 550

View: 1775


The Man the Nazis Couldn't Catch

Author: John Laffin

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750914420

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 5330


The story of British Army Private Len Arlington and his five years living undercover in wartime France.

Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945

Author: Roy MacLaren

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774811002

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 607


!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN" meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy, see" 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.

Clandestine warfare

weapons and equipment of the SOE and OSS

Author: James D. Ladd,Keith Melton,Peter Mason

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 159

View: 834



An Outline History of the Special Operations Executive, 1940-46

Author: Michael Richard Daniel Foot

Publisher: Univ Publications of Amer


Category: History

Page: 280

View: 2498


Originally published: London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1984.