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World War II Secret Operations Handbook

The World War II Secret Operations Handbook lets you in on the skills and tricks used by the British SOE (Special Operations Executive), the US OSS (Office of Strategic Services), the French Maquis, and other special forces in combat in Europe, Africa and Asia between 1939 and 1945. Learn how to rig up a makeshift radio, how to pass undetected in enemy territory, how to live off the land and make shelter, and how to work as a sniper. Learn how operatives blow up bridges, roads, railways and arms depots and how they work with the local resistance.

Presented in a handy pocket-size format, The World War II Secret Operations Handbook takes the reader from arrival in enemy territory through survival, accomplishing a mission and finally ensuring sound exit strategies. The book also includes a number of sidebars on real life secret operations from World War II.

With more than 120 black-&-white artworks and with easy-to-follow text, The World War II Secret Operations Handbook is an excellent guide to the techniques and skills used by the men and women of the special forces, techniques that are as relevant today as they were in 1945.

Format: 178 x 127 mm (7 x 5”)
Extent: 320 pages
Word count: 45,000 words
Illustrations: 150 black-&-white artworks
ISBN: 9781908273147

Author details:

Dr Stephen Hart is a senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England. He is the author of the Atlas of Tank Warfare and Colossal Cracks: Montgomery's 21st Army Group in Northwest Europe 1944-45 and the co-author of S.O.E., O.S.S. and Maquis Guide World War II Secret Operations Handbook, as well as contributing author to The Encyclopedia of Warfare. Chris Mann holds a Ph.D from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK. He is an editor and author of more than 20 years’ experience who writes on defence and military topics, specializing in the history of twentieth century warfare.