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A Spur Called Courage : SOE Heroes in Italy.

Author: Alan Ogden
Publisher: London : Bene Factum Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A vivid recount of the little known exploits of 17 courageous Special Operations Executive (SOE) officers in Italy during World War II In this inspiring new study of the SOE and Italian Resistance, 17 extraordinary stories of individual SOE officers illustrate the many and varied tasks of SOE missions throughout the different regions of Italy from 1943-1945. Through their gallantry, ingenuity, and determination, a  Read more...
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Ogden, Alan.
A Spur Called Courage : SOE Heroes in Italy.
London : Bene Factum Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Ogden
ISBN: 9781903071519 1903071518
OCLC Number: 818853833
Description: 1 online resource (478 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Maps; 1 : Major Malcolm Munthe, MC; 2 : Colonel Andrew Croft, DSO, OBE; 3 : Major Dick Dallimore-Mallaby, MC; 4 : Lieutenant Colonel Charles Macintosh, DSO; 5 : Captain Michael Lees; 6 : Major 'John' Bernard James Barton, DSO and bar, MC; 7 : Major Charles Holland MC, MBE, Bronze Star [US]; 8 : Colonel John Stevens, DSO, OBE, TD; 9 : Major Hugh Ballard MC; 10 : Lieutenant Colonel Peter McMullen, DSO and bar, MBE, Bronze Star; 11 : Captain George Paterson, MC and bar; 12 : Major Gordon Lett, DSO. 13 : Major Tony Oldham, DSO, MC and bar14 : Squadron Leader Count Manfred Czernin, DSO, MC, DFC; 15 : Major George Fielding, DSO; 16 : Major Bill Tilman, DSO, MC and bar; 17 : Major Tommy Macpherson, MC and two bars, Croix de Guerre; Epilogue; Chronology; Italian Partisan political parties and military groupings; Glossary; SOE, SAS and Partisan Weapons; SOE Command And Operations In Italy; Typical SOE Officer Kit List for Winter 1943/1944; Equipment list for Lieutenant Dick Dallimore-Mallaby ['OLAF']; Bibliography; A, B, C; Index; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X. Y, ZBy the Same Author; Copyright.

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A vivid recount of the little known exploits of 17 courageous Special Operations Executive (SOE) officers in Italy during World War II In this inspiring new study of the SOE and Italian Resistance, 17 extraordinary stories of individual SOE officers illustrate the many and varied tasks of SOE missions throughout the different regions of Italy from 1943-1945. Through their gallantry, ingenuity, and determination, a small handful of SOE missions were able to arm and inspire thousands of Italians to fight the occupying German army after 1943 and in the process gi.

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