The British Spy Manual

    The British Spy Manual

    The Authentic Special Operations Executive (SOE) Guide for WWII

    The War Office; Intro. Sinclair McKay

    Aurum 2014

    Hardback 272pp Illustrated

    9781781314029   Product Code: 24012

    In addition to their training in the arts of espionage and sabotage, SOE agents were introduced to a bewildering array of special equipment. This book reproduces, in facsimile form, the original catalogues prepared for agents in 1944, which contain illustrated details of field supplies and specialist kit such as underwater breathing apparatus and booby-trap mechanisms, as well as ingenious gadgets for clandestine operations such as explosive cigarettes and a tiny dagger in a pouch that could be sewn into clothing.

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