SOE Agent

SOE Agent

Churchill’s Secret Warriors

Warrior 133
  • Author: Terry Crowdy
  • Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Short code: WAR 133
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846032769
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

On average a Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent would be dead within three months of being parachuted into action. Terry Crowdy tells the extraordinary story of these agents, some of whom were women as young as 22, following them through their experiences beginning with their recruitment and their unorthodox training methods, which included hand-to-hand combat and parachuting. Packed with photographs and full-colour artwork, this book recounts the incredible combat missions of the SOE agents from their role in the attacks on a heavy water plant in Norway, to operations in the field with Yugoslav and Greek partisans, as well as sabotage missions ranging from blowing up bridges to the raising of full-scale partisan armies as they attempted to fulfill Churchill's directive to set occupied Europe ablaze.

Biographical Note

Terry Crowdy has long been fascinated by many aspects of military history and takes great pleasure delving into forgotten historical sources and seeking information that has eluded others. The author of a number of articles and books, Terry lives in Kent, UK.Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began.

Contents

Introduction Recruitment and Training Organisation Communication Equipment Combat missions Sabotage missions Post-war Bibliography Colour Plate Commentary Index

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