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 ...Read MoreSOE 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.Read Less
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New. This item is printed on demand. This study, first published in 1966, has been updated from closed government records, to offer a more complete overview of the activities of the SOE and how it fitted into the Allied war effort in the French theatre of ope.
Near Very Good in Very Good jacket. Large 8vo. xxvii, 550pp, 4 maps in pocket at the rear, 9 appendices, 16pp b/w plates. Page edges lightly foxed. There is silverfish damage to the endpapers. Or brown cloth boards, spine title label, in paper jacket which is a little worn, soiled in places, with a few small holes. The book presents, from a blend of official and less offical sources, an account and analysis of the work of one of Britain's secret services, SOE, work in France. The tale concentrates on the work of the 400 men and women of the 'independent Frnech' section, although it covers also SOE's five other sections operating in France. The six sections despatched over 1800 clandestine agents, who between them changed the course of the war.
Very good in very good dust jacket. An account of the work of the British Special Operations Executive in France 1940-1944. B/w photos. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. All four maps are present in folder at rear. Price-cut wrapper is edge creased with some tiny chips, and brown stain marks to front panel. [S]
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