No Moon as Witness (Hardback)
Missions of the SOE and OSS in World War II
Entering Occupied Europe undetected, the agents of the British Special Operations Executive and the American Office of Strategic Services undertook the most perilous missions of WWII; they involved sabotage, subversion, organising resistance groups and intelligence gathering – all behind enemy lines. Many were captured, tortured, and ultimately killed – the life expectancy of an SOE wireless operator in Occupied France was just six weeks. Historian and ex-special forces soldier James Stejskal examines why these agencies were established, the training regimen and ingenious tools developed to enable agents to undertake their missions, their operational successes, and their legacy.