By Peter Jacobs

ISBN-10: 1848326866

ISBN-13: 9781848326866

This gripping new historical past tells the little-known tale of 1 of the main brave males to have served with the newly shaped Commandos and SOE in the course of the moment global battle. it's a tale of utmost braveness and a revealing portrait of a guy who finally gave his lifestyles to the liberation of France. 

Ogden-Smith was once among the 1st to volunteer for the newly shaped Commandos: he took half within the bold raid on Bardia at the North African Coast and fought within the heroic rearguard motion through the British evacuation of Crete. In 1942 he transferred to the SOE and joined the elite Small Scale Raiding strength to hold out raids around the Channel. He then volunteered for a brand new, clandestine staff often called the Jedbughs whose challenge used to be to parachute into enemy-occupied France within the aftermath of D-Day to hyperlink up with the French Resistance. In July 1944, less than the canopy of his codename Dorset, significant Colin Ogden-Smith parachuted deep at the back of enemy strains because the chief of crew Francis. 3 weeks later he used to be lifeless, killed in motion battling along his French comrades in order that others can make their break out. Seventy years on, the French neighborhood nonetheless have in mind the gallant significant Anglais.

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