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Behind The Lines: The Oral History of Special Operations in World War II Paperback – 2 Oct 2003
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This is the story of Special Operations in the Second World War as it has never been told before - directly by those who took part.
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 emprisonment; sometimes in execution. In 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 fiery politics of the region were as dangerous as the enemy; in the Burmese jungle they led native marauders in surprise attacks against the Japanese. 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.See all Product description
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Most of the people interviewed appear only once in the book, some at least twice, and this is the only disappointment. Many of these interviews leave you wanting to know more about what happened next, and what became of these people in the end! One wants to hear the entire account. In fact, every interviewed subject could very well produce a book of their own, with the individual's entire story!
With several chapters refered to different war stages; divided theiselves into lots of personal descriptions, subsume yourself into risk operations and secret files once upon a time.
The writting style it's dinamical, fast, manage to wake up yourself inside the same action.
It's not able similar book in spanish language, what a pity !
I want to return it it and get a refund ASAP.