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Secret War Heroes

Secret War Heroes

Founded by Churchill, Special Operations Executive (SOE) was the forerunner of the SAS, and during WWII they sent many hundreds of specially-trained agents deep undercover in Nazi-occupied Europe. Here Marcus Binney explores the extraordinary stories and daring exploits of some of the male agents who made up these little-known war heroes, and who helped change the course of the twentieth century with their bravery and sacrifice.

The author has undertaken ground-breaking research in previously classified Foreign Office files in order to write this book.
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Genre: Humanities / History

On Sale: 12th April 2012

Price: £10.99

ISBN-13: 9781444756425


I like to think myself quite familiar with SOE's wartime history, but Binney's book told me a host of new things about a host of remarkable people. He has done a fine job of culling hitherto unexplored files, to produce a splendid set of adventure stories for any devotee of the genre.
Max Hastings, <i>Sunday Telegraph</I>
The acts of courage portrayed in this enthralling book are of a kind so rare in our culture as to be virtually non-existent. His (Binney's) purpose- one that he pulls of superbly- is to pay tribute to the SOE. . . by recounting their wartime careers in a bouncy, Boy's Own Paper style that gives his account the pace of a page-turning thriller.
Nigel Jones, <i>Literary Review</I>
It is full of wonderful stories that really make one pause about the curious practicalities of war. A wonderful story and one which Binney tells well.
Toby Clements, <i>Telegraph</I>