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SOE in France by M.R.D. Foot

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Introduction

 

The full tale of French resistance is an epic, a Homeric study that still awaits its Homer. This book makes no attempt to go over it all. It is written in warm admiration for the achievement of the French people, whose own efforts in the struggle to set France free will remain, so long as men read the history of Europe, among its most splendid pages. Nor is the book meant to make invidious comparisons between different bodies of brave men and women. It seeks simply to record the contribution to French resistance of a single important organisation, SOE, and especially of a single section of it, F section. SOE has suffered from too little publicity of the right sort, and from too much of the wrong; these pages are meant to restore ...

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