Overture to Overlord - The Preparations of D-Day

North West Europe

Francis Mackay

Date Published :
November 2005
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Special Operations World War Two
Illustration :
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ISBN : 9780850528923
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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The book describes the problems of instigating resistance in France and the slow development of the clandestine warfare and special operation forces, equipment, training, delivery, communication, command, control and intelligence techniques.

It covers the wide variety of organizations involved including OSS, SAS, US Operational Groups, Polish 'Bardsea' teams, Jedburgh and Sussex teams, Inter-Allied Missions, MI9, Evasion and Escape Groups, Special duties/Carpet Bagger Air Delivery Squadron, The Secret Flotillas and Radio security and surveillance services.

The book starts at close of Operation Dynamo and ends with Operation Titanic, the SAS deception ploys and the last of the pre-invasion activities.

About The Author

Francis Mackay has previously written Asiago in the Battleground series. He lives in Scotland

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