Forgotten Voices of the Secret War: An Inside History of Special Operations During the Second World War (Hardcover)

An Inside History of Special Operations During the Second World War

By Roderick Bailey, Sebastian Faulks (Introduction by)

Ebury Press, 9780091918507, 382pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008



Drawing on vast archival resources and featuring a mass of previously unpublished personal testimonies, a unique collection of personal testimonies from the men and women of the Special Operations Executive (SOE)a secret organization created early in World War II to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy linesis presented in this astounding volume. As their eyewitness testimonies prove, each member of the SOE faced extreme danger and personal risk in their fight to helped tilt the conflict in the Allies favor. The stories captured here include tales of parachute drops into enemy territory, capture and torture by the Gestapo, nerve-wracking sabotage missions, and guerrilla fighting alongside groups as varied as the French resistance, partisans in Yugoslavia, and tribes in the Burmese jungle. Both incredible and informative, this is a gripping first-hand account of the efforts and sacrifices of a unique clandestine force.

About the Author

Roderick Bailey is the author of "The Wildest Province." Sebastian Faulks is the author of the novels "Engleby" and "Birdson"g and the biography "The Fatal Englishman."