Operation Jedburgh

D-Day and America's First Shadow War

By Colin Beavan
(Penguin Group(CA), Paperback, 9780143112020, 401pp.)

Publication Date: May 2007

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A thrilling account of one of the most important covert operations of World War II
In 1943, less than a year before D-Day, nearly three hundred American, British, and French soldiers?shadow warriors?parachuted deep behind enemy lines in France as part of the covert Operation Jedburgh. Working with the beleaguered French Resistance, the ?Jeds? launched a stunningly effective guerrilla campaign against the Germans in preparation for the Normandy invasion. Colin Beavan, whose grandfather helped direct Operation Jedburgh for the Office of Strategic Services, draws on scores of interviews with the surviving Jeds and their families to tell the thrilling story of the rowdy daredevils who carried out America's first specialforces missions? forever changing the way Americans wage war.

About the Author
Colin Beavan is the author of "No Impact Man "as well as two previous books that have absolutely nothing to do with the environment: "Fingerprints: The Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science" and "Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America's First Shadow War". His writing has appeared in "Esquire, The Atlantic", and the "New York Times", and he posts regularly at No Impact Man. He lives in New York City.
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