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Description - Behind The Lines by Russell Miller

Compiled from interviews, diaries, letters and contemporaneous first-person accounts - many never before published - this oral history follows the adventures of the courageous men and women who volunteered for service with Britain's Special Operations Executives and the United States Office of Strategic Services. They parachuted behind enemy lines, often alone, with orders to cause mayhem. Arrest almost always resulted in torture and imprisonment; sometimes in execution. n occupied France, equipped with false identities, they played a deadly game of cat and mouse with the Gestapo; in the Balkans they discovered that the fiety politics of the region were as dangerous as the enemy; in the Burmese jungle they led native marauders in surprise attacks against the Japanese. From Britain they were supported by a team of back-room boffins who dreamed up ingenious devices like exploding rats and invisible ink. The special agents of World War Two really were a breed apart. This is their extraordinary story, in their own words.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780436205347
ISBN-10: 0436205343
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 160mm x 25mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Russell Miller

Russell Miller is a prize-winning journalist and the author of six previous books. His last work, on the Magnum photo agency, was described by John Simpson as 'the best book on photo-journalism I have ever read', and his oral history of D-Day, Nothing Less Than Victory, was widely acclaimed, both in Britain and in the United States.

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