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M R D Foot

M. R. D. Foot CBE was the official historian to the SOE. In 1942 he was serving at Combined Operations Headquarters, but wanting to see action he joined the SAS and was parachuted into France after D-Day. He became a prisoner of war and was severely injured attempting to escape. For service to the French Resistance he was awarded the Croix de Guerre. After the war Foot taught at Oxford University before becoming Professor of Modern History at Manchester University. His experiences during the...See more