At Close Quarters: SOE Close Combat Pistol Instructor Colonel Hector Grant-Taylor.

Armstrong, David.

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Description

The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was the paramount Allied sabotage force of the Second World War. Its job - in Churchill's words - was to "set Europe ablaze" through the use of sabotage, insurrection and assassination. One of its "shining Stars" and "legends" was the close-combat pistol instructor, Colonel Hector Grant-Taylor. Grant-Taylor taught the commandos, secret agents and irregular soldiers the art of how to kill at close quarters. He taught them how to be ruthless, lethal and covert, and yet his own life was itself a mystery worthy of a John Buchan thriller novel. Misinformation, deception, bravery, murder, and ultimately redemption, all play a part in his story. At Close Quarters finally puts to rest the myths and legends that surrounded his life, and unravels the mysterious truth behind the enigma that was Colonel Hector Grant-Taylor!

Book Details

Author Armstrong, David.
Format PB
Publisher Fonthill Media
Imprint Fonthill Media
Number of Pages 160
Illustrations 20 black and white photographs
Publish Date 31/10/2013
Catalogue MP109
Catalogue book number 5