Behind the Lines: The Oral History of Special Operations in World War II

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New American Library, Feb 1, 2004 - History - 304 pages
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Prepared for any situation from averting interrogation through suicide to derailing a train with nothing but an overcoat—and supplied with such useful items as expertly forged documents, exploding rats, and invisible ink—the men and women of the O.S.S. and the S.O.E. were sent behind enemy lines to cause mayhem, often alone, with an average life expectancy of six weeks. These are their stories in their own words.

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For this oral history of special operations in World War II, Miller, the author of a previous oral history of the D-Day invasion (Nothing Less Than Victory), used personal interviews with the ... Read full review

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This was an interesting collection of true stories from people who worked behind the lines in World War II. There was a good mix of antedotes, some amusing, some very much not so, but all very ... Read full review

Contents

First Forays
25
Washington Weighs In
51
La Vie Clandestine
75
Copyright

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Russell Miller is a prize-winning journalist and the author of more than a dozen books. His oral histories of D-Day, "Nothing Less Than Victory"", " and the Special Operations Executive, "Behind the Lines"", " were widely acclaimed. He lives in Britain.

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