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Major Suttill's French Resistance Network


400 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9780750989374

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Jun 2019)

Price: $19.95


The worst French Resistance disaster of World War II, told in its entirety for the first time

In June 1943, SOE's Prosper resistance circuit in France led by Major Francis Suttill suddenly collapsed. Was it deliberately betrayed by the British as part of a deception plan to make the Germans think an invasion was imminent? Was it betrayed by MI6 out of jealousy? Did Churchill meet Suttill and mislead him? These are some of the stories that have developed since the war as survivors and others struggled to explain the sudden collapse of this circuit, the biggest in France at the time. Here, Major Suttill's son traces what happened, resulting in one of the most detailed records of the organization and work of a resistance circuit. The story that emerges shows the risks faced by those involved and what their bravery enabled them to achieve.

Author Biography

Francis J. Suttill wrote the Special Operations Executive's "Prosper Disaster" of 1943 with Prof M.R.D. Foot, Intelligence, and National Security.