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Mission Accomplished
Author: David Stafford

ISBN: 9781847920652
Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 17 March 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.2 x 3.8
Description:
A complete and authoritative account of Britain's secret war in Italy during World War II-a potent mix of military history and clandestine derring-do behind enemy lines.

Based on recently released official files, documents retrieved from other agencies, diaries, memoirs, and personal interviews, this book provides the definitive account of Britain's secret war in Italy-the heroic exploits, the larger than life participants, and the extraordinary, against-the-odds achievements.

In May 1945 Italy was liberated from Nazism and Fascism by the British Eighth and American Fifth Armies. By that time the Italian resistance movement had emerged as one of the strongest in Europe, crucially aided and abetted by the UK's Special Operations Executive. As what Winston Churchill graphically described as the "red-hot rake of the battle-line" advanced bloodily up the Italian peninsula, clandestine cells in the cities and partisan bands in the countryside fought to free their country from enemy occupation and shape the politics of Italy's postwar future.

SOE in Italy, known as No. 1 Special ...

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