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Professor M.R.D. Foot

Michael Foot CBE, the son of a soldier, was born in England in 1919. He was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, and joined the British Army on the outbreak of the Second World War. A member of the Royal Artillery he fought in France during the later stages of the war and in 1945 was decorated for service with the French Resistance in Brittany.

After the war Foot taught at Oxford University for eight years before becoming Professor of Modern History at Manchester University. He was made a CBE in 2000. M.R.D.Foot died in 2012.

‘It is impossible to imagine M.R.D. Foot’s position as the pre-eminent historian of SOE ever being challenged’ Antony Beevor.

 

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MEMORIES OF AN SOE HISTORIAN


Michael (MRD) Foot enjoys the rare distinction of being the only person referred to by his real name in a John Le Carre novel. A highly significant tribute to the man entrusted with writing the official record of the Special Operations Executive. He authored first (1966) the History of SOE in France and twenty years later the highly sensitive accounts of SOE operations in Belgium and Holland (which the Germans infiltrated with disastrous results). With his own war service background and academic reputation MRD was an inspired choice for these historic tasks. He was fearless in pursuit of the truth and in thwarting bureaucratic attempts to muzzle him. His war exploits make thrilling reading. His behind-the-lines mission to track down a notorious SD interrogator went badly wrong and he only just escaped with his life. His career has brought him into close contact with an astonishing cast of characters and his tongue-in-cheek account of academic life makes lively reading.

“He has the gift of good anecdotes…has an eye for vivid detail, and possesses total recall.” The Independent.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Memories-Historian-Sword-Military-Books/dp/1844158497/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301561973&sr=1-1


PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword

PUBLICATION DATE: October 2008

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SOE IN FRANCE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE WORK OF THE BRITISH SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE IN FRANCE 1940-1944


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PUBLISHER: Routledge

PUBLICATION DATE: April 2006

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SIX FACES OF COURAGE


In this book, M.R.D. Foot traces the secret lives of six members of various European resistance movements and networks, two women and four men, outstanding even in this brilliant company for their courage. Through these six dramatic narratives, Foot shows vividly what was involved in wartime resistance, and what affected success or failure: liaison with London, relations between groups and individuals, agents’ methods of work, the organisation of particular networks, and not least the perpetual counter-offensive of the Gestapo.


PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword

PUBLICATION DATE: July 2003

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SOE IN THE LOW COUNTRIES


PUBLISHER: St Ermin’s

PUBLICATION DATE: December 2001

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HOLLAND AT WAR AGAINST HITLER: ANGLO-DUTCH RELATIONS, 1940-45


PUBLISHER: Frank Cass

PUBLICATION DATE: May 1990

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RESISTANCE: AN ANALYSIS OF EUROPEAN RESISTANCE TO NAZISM, 1940–1945


PUBLISHER: Methuen

PUBLICATION DATE: November 1976

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MI9: ESCAPE AND EVASION, 1939–1945


Many famous escapes from Nazi-occupied Europe were made possible by a hitherto secret British service MI 9. This small, dedicated and endlessly inventive team constantly exchanged coded letters with prisoner-of-war camps. It was It sent in money, maps, clothes, compasses, hacksaws; the prisoners sent out invaluable news of what was going on in the enemy’s homeland. It was also responsible for aiding resistance fighters in enemy-occupied territory. Understaffed and under-resourced, MI 9 nonetheless made a terrific contribution to the Allies war effort, using sheer inventiveness to help free British servicemen trapped overseas and to gather intelligence on the Nazis. First published in 1979, this book tells the full inside story of MI9.


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PUBLISHER: The Bodley Head

PUBLICATION DATE: May 1979

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SOE: AN OUTLINE HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE


SOE, the Special Operations Executive, was a small tough British secret service, a dirty tricks department, set up in July 1940. Recruited from remarkably diverse callings, the men and women who were members of this most secret agency in the Second World War lived in great and constant danger. Their job was to support and stimulate resistance behind enemy lines; their credentials fortitude, courage, immense patience and a devotion to freedom.


The activity of the SOE was world-wide. Abyssinian tribesmen, smugglers, printers, policemen, telephonists, tycoons, prostitutes, rubber workers, railwaymen, peasants from the Pyrenées to the Balkans, even the regent of Siam – all had a part to play as saboteurs, informers, partisans or secret agents.


In this engrossing and illuminating study, the eminent Second World War historian, M.R.D Foot, sheds fresh light on the heroism of individual SOE agents across the world and provides us with the definitive account of the Executive’s crucial wartime work.


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PUBLISHER: BBC Books

PUBLICATION DATE: 1984

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