Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945

Author: Roy MacLaren

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774842415

Category: History

Page: 352

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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 smuggling Allied airmen out of occupied territories. Quiet heroes of the war, these bold Canadians helped to make the brutal and unrelenting warfare of the underground a potent weapon in the Allied arsenal. This is a study of unstinting personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds.

Behind Enemy Lines

Author: Marthe Cohn,Wendy Holden

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307419886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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"[T]he amazing story of a woman who lived through one of the worst times in human history, losing family members to the Nazis but surviving with her spirit and integrity intact.” —Publishers Weekly Marthe Cohn was a young Jewish woman living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. Her family sheltered Jews fleeing the Nazis, including Jewish children sent away by their terrified parents. But soon her homeland was also under Nazi rule. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe’s sister was arrested and sent to Auschwitz and the rest of her family was forced to flee to the south of France. Always a fighter, Marthe joined the French Army and became a member of the intelligence service of the French First Army. Marthe, using her perfect German accent and blond hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé, would slip behind enemy lines to retrieve inside information about Nazi troop movements. By traveling throughout the countryside and approaching troops sympathetic to her plight--risking death every time she did so--she learned where they were going next and was able to alert Allied commanders. When, at the age of eighty, Marthe Cohn was awarded France’s highest military honor, the Médaille Militaire, not even her children knew to what extent this modest woman had helped defeat the Nazi empire. At its heart, this remarkable memoir is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.

Behind Enemy Lines

Author: Juliette Pattinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 9606


Behind Enemy Lines is an examination of gender relations in wartime using the Special Operations Executive as a case study. Drawing on personal testimonies, official records, and film, it explores the extraordinary experiences of male and female agents who were recruited and trained by a British organization and infiltrated Nazi-Occupied France to encourage sabotage and subversion during the Second World War. It examines how ordinary, law-abiding civilians were transformed into paramilitary secret agents equipped with silent killing techniques and trained in unarmed combat. This examination of the agents of an officially sponsored insurgent organization makes a major contribution to British socio-cultural history, war studies, and gender studies. It will appeal to both the general reader as well as to those in the academic community.

Behind Enemy Lines

Author: Charles H. Kraft,Mark White

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 172520570X

Category: Religion

Page: 298

View: 7146


Examines biblically based methods for engaging in effective spiritual warfare.

Behind Enemy Lines

Author: Matt Chandler,Christopher L. Harbo

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1474732194

Category:

Page: 33

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Behind Enemy Lines

Author: Wilmer L. Jones PhD

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1630760870

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 7759


Frequently surprising, sometimes bloody, and always absorbing, Behind Enemy Lines offers up tales of espionage, hit-and-run raids, and guerrilla warfare. The book provides a new perspective on familiar aspects of Civil War history, including shadowy agents, women using their feminine wiles, unashamed looting, and vengeful crusades. Popular historian Wilmer L. Jones reveals that, by subverting the methods of traditional warfare, small and sometimes unorganized groups as well as intrepid spies, daring raiders, and mutinous guerrillas turned the tide of the Civil War far from the fronts of the now-legendary battlefields. Each of the three sections—spies, raiders, and Guerrillas—introduces riveting accounts of the often-overlooked heroes and heroines of unconventional warfare. Behind Enemy Lines spotlights such fabled infiltrators as Belle Boyd, Allen Pinkerton, and Timothy Webster. It also examines how the South, with its daring cavalry and constant struggle for supplies, resorted to sometimes brutal offensives led by men like Turner Ashby, John Mosby, and John Hunt Morgan. Finally, the gripping and detailed narrative peers into the bloody guerrilla warfare, spotlighting John Brown, William Clark Quantrill, and Bloody Bill Anderson, as well as the genesis of the James-Younger Gang. Civil war buffs, history lovers, and espionage enthusiasts will find this fascinating volume a welcome addition to their libraries.

Behind Enemy Lines

Author: Danny Clifford

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612156347

Category:

Page: 84

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Book SummaryThis book tells an interesting, exciting, and intriguing story of my training, experiences, relationships, and firsthand knowledge as a United States Army Staff Sergeant with the 75th Airborne Rangers in Vietnam during 1969 and 1970. We performed reconnaissance missions Behind Enemy Lines.This story takes you from physical warfare to spiritual warfare in such a way that your faith will be renewed. It will help you with questions about the spirit realm and spiritual warfare that goes on daily for our souls.Author BioI have been blessed as a 4th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor in Taekwondo, certified by the World Taekwondo Federation in Soule, Korea. I am a School owner and instructor for over 22 years, the Head coach of the Maine Junior Olympic Tae-kwon-do National teams (1993 to 2002), and assistant coach of the Senior team.My favorite time is relaxing with my adorable best friend and wife, Michelle. Fishing, hiking, or on a mission for God, I look forward to those special, quite moments to share. She's been a God send.One night a week I am devoted to a youth prison ministry in South Portland, two nights are spent teaching Taekwondo, and I work full time as a facility supervisor for a biomedical manufacturer. The most rewarding thing I have witnessed is another person accepting Jesus, seeing their smile and eyes after Jesus has removed their burden.This recently happened at the youth prison when a young man of 17 gave his life to Christ after he had read this book a couple of weeks earlier. What an answer to prayer because the sole purpose of this book is you. I love watching our sovereign God at work performing signs, wonders, and miracles. What an honor it is to be in God's presence.

Behind Enemy Lines: A Conservative Teacher's Observations of Generation XXX

Author: Marc Howard

Publisher: Marc Howard

ISBN: 1601452764

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 5630


In a humorous but informative observation of the world of modern American youth, Howard discusses how the liberal policies of the 1960s have shaped the world and what this means for children. (Education/Teaching)