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Ampersand Lest We Forget

Audacious Missions of World War II
Daring Acts of Bravery Revealed Through Letters and Documents from the Time
By (author): The National Archives
The National Archives


Osprey Publishing



Product Form:


Form detail:

Dust jacket
Hardcover , Dust jacket


General Trade
Jan 21, 2020
Print Run: 3000
$47.50 CAD


9.96in x 7.48 x 0.86 in | 960 gr

Page Count:

216 pages


Fully illustrated throughout
Osprey Publishing
HISTORY / Military / Special Forces

A series of daring missions from World War II, revealed through letters and documents from the main protagonists.

Winning World War II was about more than military force. It required guile, and tremendous acts of bravery by Special Forces and intelligence operatives who had the odds stacked against them. Using hundreds of documents and images from The National Archives, including some that have never been seen in print before, this book reveals some of World War II's most audacious missions.

These include Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Czechoslovakia in 1942, Operation Chariot, the attempt to damage the mighty German warship Tirpitz while she was in dock in St-Nazaire in France; and Operation Mincemeat, a complex plot whereby a corpse, replete with documentation designed to mislead the enemy, was dropped in southern Spain to spread misinformation.

The National Archives at Kew is the repository of documents that record the history of the UK. Events revealed through these papers are both large and small, ranging from momentous political events to day-to-day happenings in the lives of ordinary individuals.

"[An] excellent one-volume resource for anyone wanting to learn about the breadth and daring of British special operations in the European Theater during World War II, covering the range of mission on sea, land, and air." - New York Journal of Books

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