World War II Secret Operations Handbook

World War II Secret Operations Handbook

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The World War II Secret Operations Handbook lets you in on the skills and tricks used by the British SOE (Special Operations Executive), the US OSS (Office of Strategic Services), the French Maquis, and other special forces in combat in Europe, Africa and Asia between 1939 and 1945. Learn how to rig up a makeshift radio, how to pass undetected in enemy territory, how to live off the land and make shelter, and how to work as a sniper. Learn how operatives blow up bridges, roads, railways and arms depots and how they work with the local resistance.
Presented in a handy pocket-size format, the World War II Secret Operations Handbook takes the reader from arrival in enemy territory through survival, accomplishing a mission and finally ensuring sound exit strategies. The book also includes a number of sidebars on real life secret operations from World War II.
With more than 120 black-&-white artworks and with easy-to-follow text, the World War II Secret Operations Handbook is an excellent guide to the techniques and skills used by the men and women of the special forces, techniques that are as relevant today as they were in 1945.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 142 x 199 x 30mm | 600g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 artworks; 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838860770
  • 9781838860776

Table of contents


1. Insertion

2. Behind Enemy Lines

3. Working Under Cover

4. Intelligence Gathering

5. Sabotage

6. Combat

7. Extraction

Further Reading

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About Dr Stephen Hart

Dr Stephen Hart is a Senior Lecturer with special responsibilities at the Department of War Studies, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has been published widely on military history topics, particularly British and German operations during WWII. Chris Mann is a Senior Lecturer at the Dept of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK. He is the author of several books on World War II and elite forces. He lives in London.
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