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The Resource Secret agent : the true story of the covert war against Hitler, David Stafford

Secret agent : the true story of the covert war against Hitler, David Stafford

Label
Secret agent : the true story of the covert war against Hitler
Title
Secret agent
Title remainder
the true story of the covert war against Hitler
Statement of responsibility
David Stafford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In June 1940 Britain was driven from the continent by Hitler's conquering armies. As the British stared invasion in the face, a group of unconventional warriors planned a new form of warfare, and the Special Operations Executive was born. With a brief from Winston Churchill to "set Europe ablaze," this top-secret agency was given the dangerous task of coordinating subversion and sabotage against the enemy by all means necessary - using disguise, deception, bribery, explosives (sometimes disguised inside objects such as a dead rat or a chianti bottle), guerrilla warfare, and even assassination." "The details of the men and women - many of them civilians with no qualifications or experience - who risked their lives to fight this secret war are recounted here. Through the personal reminiscences of these courageous individuals, Secret Agent reveals the covert world of the SOE: how the operatives were recruited; the daring operations they carried out; the radio and coding systems that kept them in touch with London; and the James Bond-style gadgets designed to help them carry out their missions. Breaking their long silence, these brave survivors finally tell their own stories in their own words."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stafford, David
Dewey number
940.54/8641
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S7
LC item number
S77 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
Label
Secret agent : the true story of the covert war against Hitler, David Stafford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Landing by Moonlight
  • The Radio War
  • Living on Air
  • Balkan Inferno
  • Fighting for France
  • Behind the Lines
  • Making Mayhem
  • Dousing the Flames
  • 'Set Europe Ablaze'
  • Kindling the Fire
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Getting There
  • A Burglar's Operation
  • Keep the Flag of Freedom Flying
  • Blowing up Bridges
  • 'These Heroic Men'
Control code
47056372
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781585671687
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Secret agent : the true story of the covert war against Hitler, David Stafford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Landing by Moonlight
  • The Radio War
  • Living on Air
  • Balkan Inferno
  • Fighting for France
  • Behind the Lines
  • Making Mayhem
  • Dousing the Flames
  • 'Set Europe Ablaze'
  • Kindling the Fire
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Getting There
  • A Burglar's Operation
  • Keep the Flag of Freedom Flying
  • Blowing up Bridges
  • 'These Heroic Men'
Control code
47056372
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781585671687
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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