Audacious Missions of World War II
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Daring Acts of Bravery Revealed Through Letters and Documents from the Time
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The National Archives: Audacious Missions of World War II. Daring Acts of Bravery Revealed Through Letters and Documents from the Time
Englisch, 216 Seiten, zahlreiche s/w-Abbildungen, Karten, Tabellen, Register, gebunden mit Schutzumschlag
Winning World War II was about more than military force. It required guile, and tremendous acts of bravery by Special Forces and intelligence operatives who had the odds stacked against them. Using hundreds of documents and images from The National Archives, including some that have never been seen in print before, this book reveals some of World War II’s most audacious missions.
These include Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Czechoslovakia in 1942, Operation Chariot, the attempt to damage the mighty German warship Tirpitz while she was in dock in St-Nazaire in France; and Operation Mincemeat, a complex plot whereby a corpse, replete with documentation designed to mislead the enemy, was dropped in southern Spain to spread misinformation.
The National Archives at Kew is the repository of documents that record the history of the UK. Events revealed through these papers are both large and small, ranging from momentous political events to day-to-day happenings in the lives of ordinary individuals.
– Part One: Combined Operations
Operation VP 101 (Barbara)
– Part Two: Special Operations Executive Missions
Swallow, Freshman and Gunnerside
The Abduction of General Kreipe
– Part Three: Royal Navy Missions
The Sinking of the Bismarck
– Part Four: Royal Air Force Missions
Operation Market Garden
– Part Five: Special Missions
– Military Abbreviations