A fascinating, exciting and unputdownable book, which left me breathless with the deeds and actions of the SOE men and women.
Stories taken from the Times Obituaries are necessarily short and I constantly found myself wanting to know farthan these snippets told But even with the brevity of the individual stories, the fantastic and amazing experiences of the individuals leaves modern day espionage stories completely in the shadows.
And all these stories are real, men and women who risked and often gave, their lives for their unshakable belief in the fight for the cause of freedom read of the medal lists of these people, be awestruck that so many countries felt honoured to honour them and, even after reading just half of the book, there is a feeling that something truly wonderful And The Resistance Describes The Extraordinary Contribution To The Allied War Effort Made By The Special Operations Executive, From Its Formation InTo The End Of The War Within A Broadly Chronological Framework, The Book Illustrates How Resistance Was Stimulated Among The Subjugated Populations Of Europe And The Far East, Leading To The Sabotage Of Industry And Communications Critical To The Axis Cause Ranging From France, Through Scandinavia, The Low Countries , North Africa, The Balkans And The Far East, The Story Unfolds Through The Lives Of Ñ SOE and The Resistance æ Download by ¼ Bloomsbury The Heroic Men And Women Who Served With The SOE In Enemy Held Territory, As Recorded In Their Obituaries In The Times I am fascinated with everything to do with SOE This book was one of the best, and what can you say of Prof M R D FOOT, Brilliaent For a reader with a deep interest in WWII subterfuge, this is a fine book to keep at one s elbow.
· SOE and The Resistance Ú This is a book of the lives of the great and the good, who served in Special Operations Executive and the resistance during World War Two and the material has been taken from their obituaries in The Times I knew a number of the luminaries who feature in these pages the section on Sir Douglas Dodds Parker does little to convey to the reader his charm, affability and steely determination and little of Dick Rubenstein s impish charm and ability as a raconteur becomes apparent in his obituary.
And why Because many of these obituaries in The Times are pompously stuffy and po faced the reasons why these brave men and women were decorated for their gallantry are often described almost dismissively or skirted over This is particularly the case when me
Fascinating, especially as we live close to Tempsford, where many flew from
D Foot , it is principally the work of Michael Tillotson.