This book, first published in 1980, is an invaluable assessment of SOE’s contribution to the Allied victory. From both first-hand knowledge (Howarth served with SOE for 4 years) and in-depth research, this book traces the development of the organisation and its successes and failures. By bringing to life some of the outstanding men and women who served in SOE, this book pays tribute to their bravery and examines their role in fomenting and supporting clandestine resistance against the Nazi regime.

chapter Chapter 1|18 pages

Founder Members

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Early Exploits

chapter Chapter 3|24 pages

Polish Tragedies

chapter Chapter 4|17 pages

Assignments in Albania

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Yugoslav Conflicts

chapter Chapter 6|24 pages

The Byron Tradition

chapter Chapter 7|45 pages

The Liberation of France

chapter Chapter 8|29 pages

Other European Theatres

chapter Chapter 9|28 pages

The Far East

chapter Chapter 10|13 pages