Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: D-Day, 6 June 1944; a day that has gone down in history as one of the most crucial steps towards Allied victory of the Second World War. But what is known of the thousands of young Frenchmen and women who were formed into small, untrained armies and used as bait by the Allied powers to distract the German forces from the invasion beaches? These . Codice inventario libreria
Based on original research and personal reminiscences of French and Allied participants, this story, previously unpublished in English, highlights the cynical disregard for civilian lives shown by British SOE and American OSS
Nearing D-Day, Allied intelligence used Royal Air Force airdrops to send Allied liaison officers down with supplies to the thousands of young men hiding in France's forests and hill country. Here the officers defied the two principles of guerrilla warfare: never concentrate your forces or risk a pitched battle. They assembled small armies of untrained civilians in wild country where it was believed Allied airborne forces would land and help them drive the hated occupiers out of their country. In reality they were being used as bait?to draw German forces away from the invasion beaches. They were hunted down by collaborationist French paramilitaries, Wehrmacht, and Waffen-SS troops, dying in the snows of winter through to high midsummer. Those taken prisoner were raped, tortured, and shot or deported to death camps in Germany. Many of their killers were themselves murdered after the liberation, when thousands of Frenchwomen were also publicly humiliated as sexual traitors.
L'autore: Douglas Boyd has lived in France for more than 30 years and personally interviewed hundreds of survivors of the German occupation. His books, which include April Queen and French Foreign Legion have been translated into 17 languages.
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Descrizione libro Spellmount, 2013. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP85813806
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Descrizione libro Spellmount. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0752470264 2012; red cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket; price sticker on front cover of jacket; interior is clean; 192 pages; 8vo, 7 3/4" to 9 3/4" tall. Codice libro della libreria SKU1090275
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Descrizione libro Spellmount. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0752470264 2012. Red cloth covered boards with gold spine titles; illustrated jacket with small price sticker on front; 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" Tall; Interior clean and unmarked; 192 pages. Codice libro della libreria SKU1072760
Descrizione libro Spellmount, 2013. Condizione libro: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Codice libro della libreria G0752470264I4N00
Descrizione libro Spellmount, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 0.75 New hardback copies at a reduced price; published £17.99.; French resistance and German atrocity during the German occupation of France during the Second World War. Illustrated. ; 192 pages. Codice libro della libreria 51249
Descrizione libro Spellmount. Condizione libro: As New. 2013. Hardcover. Some very minor shelf wear, but remains very good. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria KSC0000103
Descrizione libro Spellmount, UK, 2013. Cloth. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition. Book recounts the story of the many French men and women who were used by the Allies to distract enemy troops around D-Day, and of the sad fate that many of them suffered. 192pp, photo illustrated. A bright, clean, unmarked copy still quite fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 495g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 27283