David Nicolson's Aristide: Warlord of the Resistance PDF

By David Nicolson

This is the tale of Roger Landes - "Aristide" of F part, precise Operations government - who was once born in Paris of British mom and dad and got here to London in 1938, to paintings within the LCC's Architects division. After being educated as a instant operator within the Royal signs, he used to be recruited into SOE, the place he informed with figures similar to Claude de Baissac and Harry Pueleve. even supposing jinxed in his makes an attempt to parachute into France, together with being "shot down" by means of an owl, he finally turned instant operator in Bordeaux for the "Scientist" circuit. simply as he took over command of the circuit, he used to be betrayed and compelled to escape, and later back to discover just one touch alive and in position. via D-Day he commanded over 5000 armed, expert resisters who disrupted delivery within the area by way of destroying 438 locomotives and various power-lines. by means of the Liberation, he commanded greater than 7000 males and had prepared the peaceable transition to French govt in South-West France. Ordered in another country via de Gaulle, Landes had a spell in health facility sooner than being parachuted into Malaya to coach the inhabitants to withstand the japanese, and used to be there on the hand over in August 1945. Following de Gaulle's resignation he was once hugely embellished via the French govt, and in 1992 was once made an Officer of the Legion d'Honneur. He additionally holds the MC and Bar, and the Croix de Guerre.

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