Behind Enemy Lines with the SOE

Behind Enemy Lines with the SOE

Author: Ernest Barker BEM

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781526779779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 311

Download BOOK ยป

With his special forces training completed, Sergeant Roland Barker was allocated to Operation Arundel as its radio operator. Led by Major Bill Smallwood, he was parachuted into the Dolomites in 1944. The team's brief was to cause havoc in the area around the Italian border and to infiltrate into Austria.During the mission, Major Smallwood was injured in a fall and was unable to move rapidly. Despite their best efforts, both Smallwood and Barker were subsequently captured by pursuing German troops who they were unable to outpace.Barker provides a vivid account of being 'interrogated' by the SS and Gestapo and despite the threats and the terrible conditions, the true nature of their mission was never revealed to the enemy. Having survived these experiences, he was incarcerated in Stalag Luft XVIII in Southern Austria. Ever defiant, Barker escaped by having himself admitted to the camp hospital and made his way into Hungary, from where, as this account of his wartime service reveals, he was eventually repatriated to the UK.After the war Barker opted to remain in the Army, at which point he took a commission. Promoted to Major, Barker became the Officer Commanding 22 SAS in Malaya. He was killed in a helicopter crash in Malaya in 1953, before he could see through his plan to have his memoir published.
Behind Enemy Lines with the SOE
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Ernest Barker BEM
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-12 - Publisher: Frontline Books

With his special forces training completed, Sergeant Roland Barker was allocated to Operation Arundel as its radio operator. Led by Major Bill Smallwood, he was parachuted into the Dolomites in 1944. The team's brief was to cause havoc in the area around the Italian border and to infiltrate into Austria.During
Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Paul McCue
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-26 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

Amde Maingard was a young Mauritian studying in London in 1939 who volunteered for the British Army. After a frustrating spell in the infantry, Maingard joining the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and later had a successful career as a leader and peace keeper in France and later Mauritius. Maingard returned
Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Paul McCue
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Pen & Sword

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
Behind the Lines
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Russell Miller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-08 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

This is the story of special operations in the second world war as it has never been told before--directly by those who took part. Compiled by Russell Miller from interviews, diaries, letters and contemporaneous first-person accounts--many unpublished until now--the oral history in Behind the Lines follows the adventures of the
Accidental Agent
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: John Goldsmith
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

Books about Accidental Agent