New PDF release: Aristide: Warlord of the Resistance

By David Nicolson

This is the tale of Roger Landes - "Aristide" of F part, unique Operations govt - who used to be 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 knowledgeable as a instant operator within the Royal signs, he used to be recruited into SOE, the place he knowledgeable with figures corresponding to Claude de Baissac and Harry Pueleve. even though jinxed in his makes an attempt to parachute into France, together with being "shot down" by way of an owl, he finally grew to become 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. by way of D-Day he commanded over 5000 armed, expert resisters who disrupted shipping within the sector via destroying 438 locomotives and various power-lines. through the Liberation, he commanded greater than 7000 males and had geared up the peaceable transition to French govt in South-West France. Ordered abroad through de Gaulle, Landes had a spell in health facility earlier 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 used to be hugely embellished via the French govt, and in 1992 used to be made an Officer of the Legion d'Honneur. He additionally holds the MC and Bar, and the Croix de Guerre.

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