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In Constant Danger
The S.O.E. agents, many of them women had spent long tiring months in "the field" they were in constant danger from collaborators and the "Milice" who were the most loathed, and numbered some 45,000 men. The Germans had their own forces, the S.D. (Security Service) the German Secret Field Police and the most feared of all, the Geheime Staatspolizei the dreaded "Gestapo".
Their lives took on many roles as they tried to evade capture, some acted as couriers others coding and decoding messages from London via their radio operator, organising parachute drops, assembling arms caches, finding the right landing fields for their pickups, waiting for London to issue their "message personnel's" via the B.B.C. which were invaluable in notifying the many scattered Resistance groups with their own coded cryptic message, in regard to forthcoming operations.
Waiting for London to issue their "message personnels"via the B.B.C.
Radio used by the S.O.E. Agents in the field.

Preparation as D-Day was drawing ever nearer
Preparing for the battle to come.

Many thousands of loyal French people waited in eager anticipation by their "illegal" radio sets for their own "message personnel" to be broadcast by the B.B.C.
There was fear of certain death if caught listening to a radio broadcast.

When the message came over the airwaves, jubilation was present as they could now spring into action against the enemy forces.

D-Day was drawing ever nearer, "Operation Overlord" was about to begin, the French Resistance was ready to mobilise in their key role in sabotaging the German forces.

The people of Europe had endured many years of suffering and oppression now their hope was real, the Allied landings were shortly to take place, and in their hearts they knew that their long awaited... Deliverance and Liberation was near!!!
Sabotaging the German forces.
A successful derailment of German troop trains before
getting reinforcements and supplies to the D-Day beaches.
 
Waiting for the BBC
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