Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America's First Shadow Warby Colin Beavan
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 guerilla campaign against the Germans in preparation for the Normandy invasion. Colin Beavan, whose grandfather helped direct Operation Jedburgh for the OSS, 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 special-forces mission, forever changing the way Americans waged 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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Colin Beavan is the author of Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science. He has written for Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Men's Journal, and Wired.
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This is a graet book easy yet informative reading. Auther did his homework when doing the research and interviews for this book . Excellent use of de-classified historical records. Has the narrative flow of a Steven Ambrose book