Scholars of mayhem : my father's secret war in Nazi-occupied France
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies|
Scholars of Mayhem tells the story of Jean Claude Guiet and the other three agents in his 'circuit,' codenamed Salesman, a unit of Britain's Special Operations Executive, the secret service ordered by Churchill to 'Set Europe ablaze.' Parachuted into France the day after D-Day, the Salesman team organized, armed, and commanded a ghostly army of 10,000 French Resistance fighters. National pride has kept the story of SOE in France obscure, but of this there is no doubt: While the Resistance had plenty of heart, it was SOE that gave it teeth and claws.
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Guiet, Jean Claude.
Great Britain. -- Special Operations Executive -- Biography.
Spies -- United States -- Biography.
Espionage, American -- France -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France.
Espionage, British -- France.
|Publisher|| New York :2019
(Timothy K.), author.
xvii, 252 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index.