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The Clandestine Radio Operators: SOE BCRA OSS

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All Resistance and radio buffs have been waiting for this book, abundantly illustrated (300 photos 70 of which in color) and giving an exhaustive account of the real champions of Free France – the Allied underground radio operators parachuted into Occupied Territory.

Ruthlessly pursued by the Germans, the radio operators had a life expectancy of six months… For the first time, the training they received in England is described in detail and five accounts describe how these ...

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Overview

All Resistance and radio buffs have been waiting for this book, abundantly illustrated (300 photos 70 of which in color) and giving an exhaustive account of the real champions of Free France – the Allied underground radio operators parachuted into Occupied Territory.

Ruthlessly pursued by the Germans, the radio operators had a life expectancy of six months… For the first time, the training they received in England is described in detail and five accounts describe how these heroes lived daily. Most of the radio equipment, some of which is very rare, is shown for the first time with color photos. The son of a Resistance worker, Jean-Louis Perquin has earned the friendship and the trust of the veterans and has drawn attention to himself by publishing articles on what Allied special agents wore when they were dropped into enemy occupied territory. In touch with a lot of historians and museum curators in the States, Great Britain, Norway and France, he has drawn up this first title in the “Resistance” collection with devotion and humility.

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“..all resistance and radio buffs have been waiting for this book, abundantly illustrated and giving an exhaustive account of the real champions of Free France- the Allied underground radio operators that parachuted into occupied territory…For the first time, the training they received in England is described in detail. Most of the radio equipment, some of which is very rare, is shown for the first time in color photos.”
OSS Society Journal, Fall 2011

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OSS Society Journal
..all resistance and radio buffs have been waiting for this book, abundantly illustrated and giving an exhaustive account of the real champions of Free France- the Allied underground radio operators that parachuted into occupied territory...For the first time, the training they received in England is described in detail. Most of the radio equipment, some of which is very rare, is shown for the first time in color photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782352501831
  • Publisher: Histoire & Collections
  • Publication date: 6/26/2011
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 543,904
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Great gift

    I got this book for my dad as a Father's Day gift. He really liked it. The illustrations were pretty awesome and the facts were certainly interesting. I would not classify this as an in-depth historical look at radio operation though. It is a quick, easy read through. It's more of a coffee table book. Also, not that it really matters but it's not as big as I thought it would be. It's a small coffee table book. Seriously though, this makes a great gift for any Ham radio enthusiast.

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