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The Jail Busters

The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance & Operation Jericho
Large Print
(416 Pages)
Product Number: LP3286
Released: 01 Nov, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471275029
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

In February 1944, the French Resistance in the Amiens area was in turmoil. Its strength had been decimated by German aggression. Hundreds of its members languished in the city's jail, awaiting an almost certain death. When two Allied intelligence officers were incarcerated alongside them it became clear that immediate action was imperative. What followed was a precision air attack on the prison, of hitherto unrivalled daring, carried out by the RAF's elite 2nd Tactical Air Force. These pilots' bravery and skill created a breach in the prison's walls that allowed the Nazi's captives to break free.

Author(s): Robert Lyman
Original Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2014

Professional reviews

"Operation Jericho remains one of the most audacious and innovative missions ever flown Praise for the author: 'Unbearably tense... will make you feel proud to be British' DAILY EXPRESS 'This comprehensive retelling of the story has not lost any of its firepower' DAILY MAIL"

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