Operation Jedburgh D-Day and America's First Shadow War

ISBN-10: 0143112023

ISBN-13: 9780143112020

Edition: N/A

Authors: Colin Beavan

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A thrilling account of one of the most important covert operations of World War II 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.
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List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Maps
A Note on Dialogue
Dangerous Beginnings
Shadow War Setback
Resistance? What Resistance?
A Spark of Rebellion
Uncle Sam Joins in
The Call for Hazardous Duty
A Slim Chance
Anyone Here Speak French?
We Just Want to Fight
Shrinks with Notepads
Making Agents
Killing Lessons
Give Her a Ring and Say Good-Bye
Happy New Year!
Close to Mutiny
Eisenhower's Plan
Some Shit
In Case of Death
Initial Targets
Suicide Pills
Forget About Vengeance
Boys vs. Panzers
"Alles Kaputt"
Blowing Trains to Bits
Back in Action
Napoleon's Hat
Preparing the Fighters
Manna of Weapons
What Would Dad Think?
The Breakout Approaches
"In Grave Danger"
France Explodes
Cobra Strike
"A Message of the Highest Importance"
Flying Body Parts
Jeds Rain Down
Leaving a Man to Die
Stopping the German Escape
Southern Uprising
Like Shooting Quail
The Jedburgh Teams and Their Members
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