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Blood in the Snow, Blood on the Grass : Treachery, Slaughter, Murder and Massacre - France 1944.

Author: Douglas Boyd
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2012.
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Nearing D-Day, Allied intelligence used thousands of young men hiding in France's forests and hill country to avoid compulsory labour service in Germany as bait to draw German forces away from the Normandy beaches. There are two principles of guerilla warfare: never to concentrate your forces or rish a pitched battle. But with RAF airdrops of pistols and Sten guns came British, American and French liaison officers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, French
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boyd, Douglas.
Blood in the Snow, Blood on the Grass : Treachery, Slaughter, Murder and Massacre - France 1944.
New York : The History Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Boyd
ISBN: 9780752477053 0752477056
OCLC Number: 798534445
Description: 1 online resource (387 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Part 1 The Build-Up to Bloodshed; 1 Raising the Resistance --
Tracts and Terrorism; 2 Putting the Dirt in 'Dirty War'; 3 The Making of the Maquis; 4 The Loneliness of the Long-distance Agent; Part 2 Fighting to the Death; 5 Live Free or Die!; 6 The Trojan Horse; 7 Dream of Victory, Reality of Death; 8 Ransomed from the Death Cell; 9 From the Sky Came Death; 10 They Got What They Deserved; 11 Failure is an Orphan; 12 Atrocities on Both Sides; 13 The Worst Atrocity of All; 14 'Understand? Officer, Bang Bang!' 15 The Town Where Nothing Ever Happened16 A Recipe for Disaster; 17 A Country in Chaos; 18 No Time to Waste; 19 Bodies in the Trees, Bodies down the Wells; 20 Kill the Hero!; Part 3 The Savage Revenge; 21 Rough Justice; 22 Punishing the Women; 23 Paying the Price of Love; Epilogue; Notes and Sources; Plates; Copyright.

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London's cynical plan that used thousands of French civilians as bait to draw German forces away from the D-Day beaches with original research and personal reminiscences of French and Allied  Read more...

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