Clandestine Sea Operations in the Western Mediterranean, North Africa and the Adriatic, 1940-1944 Volume 2
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Secret Flotillas by Brooks Richards
Book DescriptionThis authoritative publication by the official historian, the late Sir Brooks Richards, vividly describes and analyses the clandestine naval operations that took place during World War II. The account has been made possible through Sir Brooks' access to closed government archives, combined with his own wartime experiences and the recollections of many of those involved. In addition to operations off French North Africa this second volume also includes descriptions of operations in the Adriatic around Italy. More than half of the 390 operations in Italian and adjacent waters were carried out by Italian vessels with Italian crews. It was a contribution to the Allied war effort which ought not to be forgotten.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714653143
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brooks Richards
Secret Flotillas Vol II, Paperback (April 2013)
* Vividly describes and analyses the naval operations during World War II. * The author uses many primary sources as well as his own wartime experiences. * This second volume also includes descriptions of operations in the Adriatic around Italy.
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As the fall of France took place, almost the entire coastline of Western Europe was in German hands. Clandestine sea transport operations provided lines of vital intelligence for wartime Britain. These secret flotillas" landed and picked up agents in and from France
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Author Biography - Brooks Richards
The late Sir Brooks Richards served with the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in the Second World War. After his retirement he was recalled to serve as security and intelligence co-ordinator in the Cabinet Office and then in the Northern Ireland Office.
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