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FOOT (M.R.D.) S.O.E. in France: An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France 1940-1944. 2nd Imp. (amended), xxvii+550pp., 43 photos., 4 maps in end-pocket. VG in dw. HMSO. 1968  #62038
[HLMainPic] The first Impression was quickly withdrawn when it became the subject of libel accusations & was reissued with alterations to a few pages. Orig. cloth, VG in dw with 2012 Daily Telegraph obit. of the author loosely inserted: M.R.D. Foot was a distinguished historian ed. at Winchester & Oxford. Commissioned in the RA in 1939 he served with Combined Ops. & on the Staff of the Special Air Service Brigade in Normandy where he was captured by the Germans, escaped several times only to be severely beaten by Breton farmers who were unsympathetic to his plight. See illustration on our website.   £45

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