Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS by Paul McCue
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS
By Paul McCue

Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS

The Story of Amedee Maingard, SOE Agent

By (author) See other recent books by Paul McCue
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $57.99
Your Price: $52.19 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.61 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS by Paul McCue

Book Description

Amedee Maingard was a young Mauritian studying in London in 1939 who volunteered for the British Army. After a frustrating spell in the infantry, Maingard joined the Special Operations Executive (SOE), He parachuted into occupied France in 1943 to join the 'Stationer' circuit, initially as radio operator but soon was second-in-command in the circuit, arranging the delivery of weapons, supplies and personnel to the Resistance. After a year's clandestine work, he narrowly escaped the fate of his organiser who was, captured by the Germans in May 1944.Undeterred, Maingard developed his own 'Shipwright' circuit in time to support the Forces Francaises de l'Interieure (FFI) and the arrival of fifty-five men of 1st SAS Regiment for the ill-fated Operation BULBASKET shortly after D-Day. Somehow managing to keep the peace among the Gaullists, communists, British and Americans fighting for the French common cause, Maingard continued his vital work until the liberation of central France, earning recognition from both the British and French governments. He went onto play a leading role in Mauritius. Behind Enemy Lines With the SAS is more than a story of great bravery and dedication to duty in wartime. Maingard returned to Mauritius and was instrumental in developing the island's tourism and hotel industry. Founder and first Chairman of Air Mauritius, he became one of his country's most successful post-war businessmen before illness cut short his ambition and he died in 1981 at the age of 62. Readers will be grateful to Amedee Maingard's biographer for making this remarkable man's achievements in peace and war better known.

Buy Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS book by Paul McCue from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781844156184
ISBN-10: 1844156184
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Paul McCue


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS book by Paul McCue and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Paul McCue close
Wandsworth and Battersea Battalions in the Great War by Paul McCue
Operation Bulbasket by Paul McCue
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close