Special Operations – SOE, OSS

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3 responses to “Special Operations – SOE, OSS

  1. Try They Arrived by Moonlight by captain Jacques Doneux. (One bookseller wrote “Doneux reveals his six perilous months operating a secret radio-set under the very noses of the Gestapo. He parachuted into enemy-occupied Belgium on a moonlit night in 1943 and lived with danger 24 hours a day. Here he records his adventures, including a 23-hour trek across the Pyrenees.”)

  2. Mary Vinciguerra D'Ambrosio

    Does anyone on this site have any information on the Prisoner of War camp set up in Holland to hold German Prisoners in September of 1944? My father, Stephen Vinciguerra, was made a Provost Marshall, given a number of Glider Pilots as Guards, and over 2400 German prisoners of War were processed through that camp. I’ve seen photos that seem to show open areas where everyone is sitting on the ground…there were no buildings.

  3. Hello James,
    I’ve read Jacques Doneux’s account. One of the most thought provoking and down to earth accounts i’ve ever read. I’ve been trying to find out what happened to him after his return to the UK. do you have any idea?

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