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- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 24.95
One of the most daring feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor?s daring life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on April 26, 1944. Abducting a General , now published for the first time in the United States, is Leigh Fermor?s own account of the kidnapping. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by the acclaimed... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 15.98
'The Gestapo kept me three days in this interrogation house. They especially wanted to know what I did after my escape, and precise things on the organisation of the SOE. And just for fun I suspect, because I had really not much to tell them, they pulled one of my toenails out...' - Robert Sheppard, SOE agent The Special Operations Executive (SOE)... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.38
6 June 1944 : the day Allied forces crossed the Channel and began fighting their way into Nazi-occupied Northwest Europe. Initiated by airborne units and covered by air and naval bombardment, the Normandy landings were the most ambitious combined airborne and amphibious assault ever attempted. Their success marked the beginning of the end for Nazi... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 15.98
In 1943, small teams of elite British soldiers began parachuting into the mountains of Axis-occupied Albania. They were members of Britain's Special Operations Executive, and their task was to find and arm bands of local guerillas and harass the Axis as best they could. None had been to Albania before, or knew what awaited them. Trying to survive... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11
Drawing on long-classified documents, Target: Italy is the official history of the war waged by Britain's Special Operations Executive on Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italy. It is the first full account of SOE's clandestine efforts to strike at Italy and sever its alliance with Nazi Germany, uncovering missions as remarkable as a plot to assassinate... more...
- Ixelles Editions 2014; Not Available
Personne ne peut mieux raconter l?histoire que ceux qui y étaient ! Une histoire orale inédite et édifiante du Jour J. 6 juin 1944-6 juin 2014, cela fera 70 ans que les forces alliées ont traversé la Manche et ont commencé leur percée dans l?Europe du Nord-Ouest occupée par les Allemands. Initié par les unités aéroportées et couvert par un bombardement... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.38
'It wasn't until after he was safely back in the aircraft again that I heard that he'd actually been out on the wing to try to put the fire out ... Remember that we were flying at about 90 miles an hour at a height of 13,000 feet' Squadron Leader RP Widdowson on Sergeant James Ward, who earned his VC in 1941 The Victoria Cross, awarded... more...