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Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America?s First Shadow War

Thursday, 15 June; 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

On 6 June 1944, while Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches, 300 young American, British, and French soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines to launch a secret mission codenamed Jedburgh. Working with the French Resistance, the ?Jeds? embarked on a stunningly effective guerilla campaign against the German war machine. Colin Beavan, whose grandfather helped direct the operation, tells the incredible story of the daredevils who carried out America?s first special forces mission in his new book. Join the author as he highlights one of the most hazardous covert operations of World War II.

Free! No registration required! Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.

Official Website: http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/2006_06_15_debrief.asp

Added by jtelford on April 20, 2006

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