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The Secret Agent's Pocket Manual
Author: Stephen Bull

ISBN: 9781844862153
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 24 August 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.0 x 18.0 x 2.0
Description:
A remarkable insight into the training and techniques of Allied agents operating behind enemy lines during the Second World War

Most wars have had some element of espionage and subterfuge, but few have included as much as the Second World War, where the all-embracing nature of the conflict, new technology, and the battle of ideologies conspired to make almost everywhere a war zone. The occupation of much of Europe in particular left huge areas that could be exploited. Partisans, spies and saboteurs risked everything in a limbo where the normal rules of war were usually suspended.

Concealment of oneself, one's weapons and equipment, was vital, and so were the new methods and hardware which were constantly evolving in a bid to stay ahead of the Gestapo and security services. Silent killing, disguise, covert communications and the arts of guerrilla warfare were all advanced as the war progressed. With the embodiment and expansion of organisations such as the British SOE and the American OSS, and the supply of special forces units which operated behind enemy lines, clandestine warfare became a permanent part of the ...

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