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The Resource Behind the lines : the oral history of Special Operations in World War II, Russell Miller

Behind the lines : the oral history of Special Operations in World War II, Russell Miller

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Behind the lines : the oral history of Special Operations in World War II
Title
Behind the lines
Title remainder
the oral history of Special Operations in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Russell Miller
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Compiled from interviews, diaries, letters and contemporaneous first-person accounts - many unpublished until now - this oral history follows the adventures of the courageous men and women who volunteered for service with Britain's Special Operations Executive and the United States' Office of Strategic Services. They parachuted behind enemy lines, often alone, with orders to cause mayhem. Arrest almost always resulted in torture and imprisonment; sometimes in execution." "Trained in the black arts of warfare - sabotage, subversion, espionage, guerilla tactics and undermining enemy morale by the distribution of insidious propaganda - theirs was a war fought in the shadows. Their activities extended to every theatre of operations: in occupied France, equipped with false identities, they played a deadly game of cat and mouse with the Gestapo; in the Balkans they discovered that the fiery politics of the region were as dangerous as the enemy; in the Burmese jungle, in some of the worst combat conditions of the war, they led native marauders in surprise attacks against the Japanese. From Britain they were supported by a team of back-room boffins who produced expertly forged documents and dreamed up ingenious devices like exploding rats and invisible ink."--BOOK JACKET
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Miller, Russell
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Behind the lines : the oral history of Special Operations in World War II, Russell Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
6873061
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 p.
Isbn
9780436205347
System control number
  • (Uk)gb A20X5894
  • 6873061
  • (OrLoB)B7634491
Label
Behind the lines : the oral history of Special Operations in World War II, Russell Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
6873061
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 p.
Isbn
9780436205347
System control number
  • (Uk)gb A20X5894
  • 6873061
  • (OrLoB)B7634491

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