Donovan's Devils: OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines - Europe, World War II

Donovan's Devils: OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines - Europe, World War II

by Albert Lulushi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628726220
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 561,103
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Albert Lulushi, a native of Albania, fled to the West in 1990 and moved to the US in 1991. He built a successful career as an information technology entrepreneur working with US government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. He has assisted the US in conducting relations with Albania and Kosovo. Mr. Lulushi is the author of Operation Valuable Fiend: The CIA’s First Paramilitary Strike Against the Iron Curtain, which was a History Book Club and Military History Book Club selection. He lives in Oakton, Virginia.


Albert Lulushi fled his native Albania before the fall of the Communist regime and built a successful career as an information technology entrepreneur in the United States, where he worked with government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of Operation Valuable Fiend: The CIA’s First Paramilitary Strike Against the Iron Curtain, a History Book Club and Military History Book Club selection.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Documents xi

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction xiii

List of Acronyms xvii

Prologue 5

1 Office of Strategic Services 13

2 Irregular Warfare in the Early Years of World War II 39

3 The OSS Operational Groups 61

4 Special Operations in the Western Mediterranean 75

5 Rescuing Escaped Prisoners of War 102

6 Operations from Corsica 115

7 The Ill-Fated Ginny Mission 129

8 Operational Groups in France 151

9 Americans in Vercors 166

10 Mission Walla Walla in Italy 190

11 Mission Mangosteen-Chrysler 203

12 Rescue Missions in the Balkans 217

13 Mission Peedee-Roanoke 238

14 OSS Investigations into War Crimes 267

15 Swift Justice for the Ginny Men 281

16 No Justice for Major Holohan 309

Epilogue 333

Notes 341

Bibliography 359

Index 372

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