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- Description<b>A thrilling account of one of the most important covert operations of World War II</b> 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.
- Author BiographyColin Beavan is the author of <b>Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science</b>. He has written for <b>Esquire</b>, <b>The Atlantic Monthly</b>, <b>Men's Journal</b>, and <b>Wired</b>.
- Author(s)Colin Beavan
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication18/11/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectMilitary History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe Penguin Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight426 g
- Width137 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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