Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest Issuu

Behind Enemy Lines With the SAS (Hardback)

The story of Amedee Maingard, SOE Agent

WWII D-Day & Normandy SAS & Elite Forces

By Paul McCue
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781844156184
Published: 15th November 2007



You'll be £19.99 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Behind Enemy Lines With the SAS. What's this?

+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)

Other formats available - Buy the Hardback and get the eBook for free! Price
Behind Enemy Lines With the SAS Kindle (3.4 MB) Add to Basket £4.99
Behind Enemy Lines With the SAS ePub (2.0 MB) Add to Basket £4.99

Amedee Maingard was a young Mauritian studying in London in 1939 who volunteered for the British Army. After a frustrating spell in the infantry, Maingard joined the Special Operations Executive (SOE), He parachuted into occupied France in 1943 to join the 'Stationer' circuit, initially as radio operator but soon was second-in-command in the circuit, arranging the delivery of weapons, supplies and personnel to the Résistance. After a year's clandestine work, he narrowly escaped the fate of his organiser who was, captured by the Germans in May 1944.

Undeterred, Maingard developed his own 'Shipwright' circuit in time to support the Forces Françaises de l'Intérieure (FFI) and the arrival of fifty-five men of 1st SAS Regiment for the ill-fated Operation BULBASKET shortly after D-Day. Somehow managing to keep the peace among the Gaullists, communists, British and Americans fighting for the French common cause, Maingard continued his vital work until the liberation of central France, earning recognition from both the British and French governments. He went onto play a leading role in Mauritius. Behind Enemy Lines With the SAS is more than a story of great bravery and dedication to duty in wartime. Maingard returned to Mauritius and was instrumental in developing the island's tourism and hotel industry. Founder and first Chairman of Air Mauritius, he became one of his country's most successful post-war businessmen before illness cut short his ambition and he died in 1981 at the age of 62. Readers will be grateful to Amédée Maingard's biographer for making this remarkable man's achievements in peace and war better known.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

Perfect Partner

Agent Michael Trotobas and SOE in Northern France (Hardback)

The exceptional exploits, courage and leadership of British SOE Agent Trotobas have long been recognised in France but not in his own country despite being recommended for the Victoria Cross. Captured on his first mission, Trotobas led a mass break-out from Mauzac Internment Camp and eventually returned to England. He immediately volunteered to return and established and ran a resistance group around Lille and the Pas de Calais for a year. As the Nazis closed in, he refused to leave the French men and women who had shown him complete loyalty. He paid the ultimate price, fighting to the death rather…

By Stewart Kent, Nick Nicholas

Click here to buy both titles for £39.99
More titles by Paul McCue

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Military...