• Audio contentCruel Victory : The French Resistance, D-Day and The Battle for The Vercors 1944

    Paddy Ashdown: The Cruel Victory

    Paddy Ashdown discusses his new book, The Cruel Victory, which tells the long-neglected D-Day story of the Resistance uprising and subsequent massacre on the Vercors massif – the largest action by the French Resistance during the Second World War. Overlooked […]

  • Audio contentCatalogue reference: MPL 1 450 (1) - D-Day fighter patrol area map

    Writer of the month: Hunting for spies in The National Archives

    In our first Writer of the Month talk, Times journalist Ben Macintyre discusses his latest book Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies (Bloomsbury, 2012) and how he turned his research into a published work. Ben Macintyre is […]

  • Video contentTheLongestDay

    The Longest Day

    This videocast is part of the War on Film series, created by The National Archives to mark the 70th anniversary of the Second World War. The series recounts the events that went on to inspire popular war films, using extracts […]

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    The Special Operations Executive, the French Resistance and the D-Day landings

    This talk looks at the results and effectiveness of the British Special Operations Executive, or SEO, and the French Resistance in supporting the Second World War D-Day landings.

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