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SOE's Balls of Steel : Operation Rubble, 147 Willing Volunteers and 25,000 tons of ball bearings.

Author: Sophie Jackson
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1940 the Nazis hoped to cripple the British war effort by blockading Swedish cargo ships containing ball bearings, steel and tools vital for making arms and equipment. In desperation the newly formed SOE was asked to rescue these badly needed supplies and a daring escapade was dreamt up to sneak in under German noses and steal the ships. It was a dangerous mission and the 147 men involved knew there was a high  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Sophie.
SOE's Balls of Steel : Operation Rubble, 147 Willing Volunteers and 25,000 tons of ball bearings.
New York : The History Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Jackson
ISBN: 9780752494227 0752494228
OCLC Number: 857364759
Description: 1 online resource (335 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Through Snow and Ice; 2 The Heart of the Issue; 3 Norway's Swan Song; 4 'In the Name of God, Go!'; 5 A Shadow Over Sweden; 6 A Friend in the Hour of Need; 7 Operation Rubble; 8 Planning a Performance; 9 Operation Performance; 10 Aftermath; 11 Bring on the Cabaret; 12 A Whole Load of Moonshine; Select Bibliography; Plate Section; Copyright.

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