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Most Ungentlemanly Way of War : The SOE and the Canadian Connection - by Bernd Horn (Paperback)

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An examination of the SOE, its accomplishments, and the Canadian connection to the organization.

During the Second World War, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the Special Operations Executive (SOE) to conduct acts of sabotage and subversion, and raise secret armies of partisans in German-occupied Europe. With the directive to “set Europe ablaze,” the SOE undertook a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the Nazi Gestapo. An agent’s failure could result in indescribable torture, dispatch to a concentration camp, and, often, a death sentence.

While the SOE’s contribution to the Allied war effort is still debated, and many of its files remain classified, it was a unique wartime creation that reflected innovation, adventure, and a fanatical devotion on the part of its personnel to the Allied cause.

The SOE has an important Canadian connection: Canadians were among its operatives and agents behind enemy lines. Camp X, in Whitby, Ontario, was a special training school that trained agents for overseas duty, and an infamous Canadian codenamed “Intrepid” ran SOE operations in the Americas.
Number of Pages: 238
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II, Military / Canada
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Bernd Horn
Language: English
Street Date: February 23, 2016
TCIN: 50862033
UPC: 9781459732797
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-1454
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