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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:17 am 
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Just a quick note but are there any exceptional books on the subject available.

So far the only thing I have found is in the book "Special Forces Operations in France" which provides a nice albeit limited insight into the subject.

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Hi Phil,

What is it your after ? If it's pictures you want then have a look at the thread about Rangers reading material.

Try Robert Todd Ross's book 'U.S. Rangers and Special Forces in WW2' Schiffer books. Some great shots of the Jedburgh, OSS teams that went into the South Of France, may of which went from Harrington (The Carpet baggers museum) which is well worth a look for kit and info about the OSS teams that went from England.

Good luck with it,

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Hi Dave,

thanks very much for the information. Have to admit i didn't look in the rangers literature section so will do a search before I ask any more questions.

Have just ordered the book anyhow.

All the best,

Phil

Edit: any idea if there is a mention of the French Operational Groups?

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No probs Phil,

I'm out of the 'office' at the mo, if you catch my drift. I'll have a look fella but I seem to remember that there are some pictures in the book in France and French troops are mentioned in it.

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Hi Dave,

no problimo, thanks very much for the confirmation of info.

Now need to sit twiddling my thumbs until it arrives :lol:

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Phil,

If you and the guys are planning a trip to Harrington then let me know. I've just spoken to our 'demo expert' and he is willing to meet up and show some kit if it helps as he too would like to have a gander at the kit in the museum. Simon's been before but if your going to get a 'behind the scenes' view then he's interested as he has other projects on the go.

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Shall do Dave, would be a good opportunity.

Book arrived today, can barely contain myself, its superb.

Thanks for the reccomendation.

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Hi Phil,

No problem, hope the book lived up to expectations ? Let me know about your visit to Harrington, it's only down the road. Be great to meet up and bring some kit over for you and the guys to view.

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Phil get a book called "The Bedford Triangle" by Martin Bowman...a great read about OSS/Jedburgh/Brit MI5/M16 operations around Bedfordhsire and Northamptonshire during WW2.

If you are struggling for a copy just let me know i know where there a some spare copies...:-)

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Got it whilst I was at Harrington mate :)

Cracking read, thanks for the recomendation.

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The first opening paragraph in it is about Milton Ernest Hall i witnessed the car and the "goons" telling everyone to keep out of the hall whilst the concert was on and if you ever need any OSS info most of the photos in it belong to my mum and dad....;-)

and to this day no one knows who the unidentified man was...the mystery deepens


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Oooh crikey, will be in touch soon :D

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I garuntee it will be an experience talking to my mum and dad..mum used to live in Milton Ernest as a teenage girl when the "Yanks" were at the "Big House".....:-)..her mum and dad used to do the washing for some of them and they even "adopted 2 of the men that served down there a James Mc Phail and a Mark Montoya who was one of the MPs on the gate

Mum used to take fresh eggs down the hall for the yanks from grandads chickens and she was even smuggled into dances and shook hands with Glenn Miller.

After the war she tried to contact Montoya and MacPhail...Montoya made contact 2 years ago and MacPhail has "never existed".......:-)

He was a photo interpreter who signed mums autograph book and sat countless times at nan and grandads table drinking tea....

Happy oooohing.....:-)

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