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Aristide: The Story of Roger Landes


  


 : Aristide: The Story of Roger Landes






Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Brand: Leo Cooper
EAN: 9780850523652
Edition: Illustrated edition
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 0850523656
Item Dimensions: 950650115100
Label: Leo Cooper
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Leo Cooper
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 214
Publication Date: March 01, 1993
Publisher: Leo Cooper
Studio: Leo Cooper

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This is the story of Roger Landes - "Aristide" of F Section, Special Operations Executive - who was born in Paris of British parents and came to London in 1938, to work in the LCC's Architects Department. After being trained as a wireless operator in the Royal Signals, he was recruited into SOE, where he trained with figures such as Claude de Baissac and Harry Pueleve. Although jinxed in his attempts to parachute into France, including being "shot down" by an owl, he eventually became wireless operator in Bordeaux for the "Scientist" circuit. Just as he took over command of the circuit, he was betrayed and forced to flee, and later returned to find only one contact alive and in place. By D-Day he commanded over 5000 armed, trained resisters who disrupted transport in the region by destroying 438 locomotives and numerous power-lines. By the Liberation, he commanded more than 7000 men and had organized the peaceful transition to French government in South-West France. Ordered out of the





 



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