This book, first published in 1955, collects together accounts of some of the men and women who served as members of the remarkable S.O.E. This organisation was set up by Britain to encourage, help and organise resistance movements in occupied countries, and this book provides a valuable record of the types of people involved, and the work that they undertook.
Table of Contents
1. An Ammunition Train in Greece Peter Fleming 2. Blessed Little Virgin C.M. Woodhouse 3. The Capture of the General W. Stanley Moss 4. Christmas ’40 David Walker 5. Invitation to Albania Julian Amery 6. Partisan Life in Albania Anthony Quayle 7. The Cost Basil Davidson 8. Resistance in Eastern Europe Hugh Seton-Watson 9. Arrest in France Xan Fielding 10. Descent to the Maquis George Millar 11. Semnoz Peter Churchill 12. Women of the French Resistance Christopher Sykes 13. How Yeo-Thomas Went to France Bruce Marshall 14. The Training of Agents Maurice Buckmaster 15. Flood in the Desert Francis Noel-Baker 16. Arab Radio Station John Connell 17. Nightmare Journeys F. Spencer Chapman 18. The Great Elephant Trek J.H. Williams 19. Our Secret Service Richard Usborne