They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France

They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France

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The astounding story of Britain's Special Operations Executive, one of World War II's most important secret fighting forces.

As far as the public knew, Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) did not exist. After the defeat of the French Army and Britain's retreat from the Continent in June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the top-secret espionage operation to "set Europe ablaze." Its agents infiltrated Nazi-occupied territory, parachuting behind enemy lines and quietly recruiting local French r├ęsistants to attack the German war machine. SOE would not only change the course of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Of the many brave men and women conscripted, two Anglo-American recruits, the Starr brothers, stood out to become legendary figures to the guerillas, assassins, and saboteurs they led.

In They Fought Alone, renowned journalist and war correspondent Charles Glass tells the story of one of the great clandestine organizations of World War II, exposing a dramatic tale of spies, sabotage, and the heroic Starr brothers, whose ordeals would challenge the accepted myths of Britain's wartime resistance in occupied France.
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ISBN: 9780143111139

Published Date: December 3, 2019

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 320

Size: 8.39" l x 5.55" w x 0.93" h