SAS with the Maquis, written by Ian Wellsted.
On the night of D-Day a Lockheed Hudson bomber dropped a small group of parachutists into the mountainous Morvan area of central France. Their mission was to operate as an advance reconnaissance party 400 miles behind the German lines and to make contact with the French Resistance.
One of the team, later to become its commander, was Ian Wellsted, known by the nom-de-guerre of gremlin. During the next three months Number One Troop of 1st SAS Regiment relayed vital information about German troop locations and mouvements, sabotaged bridges and supply lines, skirmished with enemy columns and harried the occupying forces as they retreated eastwards in the face of the allied invasion. Camped deep in the woods of the montsauche region, the small force worked alongside the local groups of maquis, forging strong links of mutual respect and friendship.
Ian Wellsted's exciting first-hand account of his operations behind the enemy lines is now told for the first time. it is a tale of gallantry and daring, of comradeship and cooperation, full of hu;our and perceptive insight - uncovering a chapter in the history of SAS that deserves to be remembered.
After World War Two, Colonel Ian Wellsted remained with the British Army for twenty two years, and served in Palestine, Egypt, Europe and the Far
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