D-Day and America's First Shadow War
ISBN 9780143112020 | 432 pages | 24 Apr 2007 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A thrilling account of one of the most important covert operations of World War IIThey were cloaked in shadow, mystery, and a touch of glamour, the Jedburghs, the most intensely secret warriors of World War II. (Joseph E. Persico, author of Nuremberg)
In 1943, less than a year before D-Day, nearly three hundred American, British, and French soldiers—shadow warriors—parachuted deep behind enemy lines in France as part of the covert Operation Jedburgh. Working with the beleaguered French Resistance, the “Jeds” launched a stunningly effective guerrilla campaign against the Germans in preparation for the Normandy invasion. Colin Beavan, whose grandfather helped direct Operation Jedburgh for the Office of Strategic Services, draws on scores of interviews with the surviving Jeds and their families to tell the thrilling story of the rowdy daredevils who carried out America’s first specialforces missions— forever changing the way Americans wage war.
An exciting story of the lesser known side of D-Day . . . vividly told. (Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945)
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