Agents of wartime

Secret War Heroes, by Marcus Binney, Hodder & Stoughton, €28.80.

23rd April, 2005

Secret War Heroes, by Marcus Binney, Hodder & Stoughton, €28.80.

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In Secret War Heroes, Marcus Binney whisks us into a world of night-time parachute drops, exploding suitcases and the French Resistance with this collection of pen pictures of agents in the special operations executive (SOE). Established by Churchill in mid-1940, the SOE was charged with directing subversion and sabotage in German-occupied Europe.

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