Behind Enemy Lines with the SOE

Behind Enemy Lines with the SOE

Author: Ernest Barker

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781526779755

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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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: 360
Authors: Ernest Barker
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-12 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

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.
Behind Enemy Lines with the SOE
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: MAJOR ERNEST BARKER. BEM, Michael Kelly
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-30 - 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 SOE
Language: en
Pages: 271
Authors: Ernest Barker BEM
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-12 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

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
Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Roy MacLaren
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-01 - Publisher: UBC Press

During the Second World War, almost one hundred Canadians served the Allied forces by passing as locals in occupied countries. At the behest of two British secret services, these men made language and custom their costumes. They risked their lives assisting resistance groups in sabotage and ambush missions or in