The OSS, Europe 1944–45

The OSS, Europe 1944–45

Mir Bahmanyar, William D. Linn, George D. Clark

A highly illustrated account of the missions of the OSS behind enemy lines in Europe during World War II.
Publication date:
October 2019
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
Over 120 photos plus color profiles and maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612007656

Dimensions : 254 X 178 cm
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£19.99

Overview
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• This title on the OSS in the Casemate Illustrated series will appeal to general historical and military readers, historians, collectors and reenactors alike
• Includes first-hand accounts of missions behind enemy lines by an enlisted man in the OSS
• Features over one hundred images including both previously unpublished contemporary photos and modern photography of equipment and memorabilia
• 2019 is the 75th anniversary of Operation JEDBURGH - the first real cooperation in Europe between the Special Operations branch of OSS and the SOE

During World War II, the Office of Strategic Serivces was formed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to coordinate espionage activities behind enemy lines. Throughout the war the OSS conducted ntelligence, sabotage and resistance missions across Europe and Asia. This titles focuses on the missions of the OSS in Europe, examining the strategy behind the missions, the training, equipment and weapons employed, and the dangerous work they undertook, surrounded by the enemy. It also tells the stories of some of the agents, in particular First Sergeant Bill Thompson, now 95 years old, and one of only 18 agents still living to have parachuted behind enemy lines into Nazi-occupied France.