• Guardians of Churchill's Secret Army

  • Men of the Intelligence Corps in the Special Operations Executive
  • By: Peter Dixon
  • Narrated by: Peter Dixon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Categories: History, Military

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Publisher's Summary

It was life or death.

A single slip could lead to arrest, torture, execution. The wrong ration book. A hasty answer to a suspicious question. Trusting the wrong person.

The men and women who served as agents of the World War II Special Operations Executive were courageous. But courage was not enough. They also needed to learn the caution and suspicion that might just keep them alive, undercover in enemy territory.

Guardians of Churchill's Secret Army tells the stories of the extraordinary men who taught them those skills and thought processes. Their job was to stand alongside trainee agents and teach them how to seem innocuous while preparing resistance, subversion, and sabotage.

These men were junior in rank, but far from ordinary people. They were Australian, Anglo-French, Canadian, Scandinavian, East European, and British. They had been schoolteachers, journalists, artists, ship brokers, racehorse trainers, and international businessmen. Each spoke several languages. Many became agents themselves and displayed great bravery. All played a crucial role in the global effort to undermine the enemy.

We find them not only in the Baker Street Headquarters of SOE, but also in night parachute drops, in paramilitary training in the remotest depths of Scotland, and in undercover agent training in isolated English country houses. We follow them to occupied France, to Malaya and Thailand under threat of Japanese invasion, to Italy and Germany as they play their part in the collapse of the Axis regimes. Their stories are inspiring.

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©2018 Peter Dixon (P)2019 Cloudshill Press

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