S.O.E. : An outline history of the special operations executive 1940 - 46 Paperback / softback
SOE, the Special Operations Executive, was a small, tough British secret service, a dirty tricks department established in July 1940 and encouraged by Churchill to `set Europe ablaze'.
Recruited from remarkably diverse callings, the men and women who were members of this most secret agency lived in great and constant danger.
Their job - as saboteurs, informers, partisans, couriers or secret agents - was to support and stimulate resistance behind enemy lines; their credentials fortitude, courage, immense patience and a devotion to freedom.
In this classic study M.R.D. Foot, sheds light on the heroism of individual SOE agents across the world and provides us with a spellbinding account of the Executive's crucial wartime work.
With an introduction by David Stafford.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/03/2014
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781847922939