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Author Ford, Roger, 1947-

Title Fire from the forest : the SAS brigade in France, 1944 / Roger Ford.

Published London : Cassell, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.541241 FORD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Summary A comprehensive account of the behind-the-lines missions that supported the D-Day landings and the breakout from Normandy. The SAS mounted 36 operations behind enemy lines, from sabotaging railways to ambushing German units on their way to the front. Some achieved results out of all proportion to the small numbers of men involved. Others, like the ill-fated "Operation Bulbasket," led to the execution and capture of many SAS operatives. This bloody tale exposes the limits as well as the potential of elite military units and the civilian resistance movements who fought alongside them.
Subject Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
ISBN 0304363359