Accession Number:

ADA272929

Title:

Jedburgh Operations: Support to the French Resistance in Eastern Brittany From June-September 1944

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 1 Aug 1992-4 Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

Specially trained teams, known as Jedburghs, were inserted into France in conjunction with Operation Overlord, to help liberate it from German occupation. The Jedburghs were three--man teams, comprised of two commissioned officers, at least on French and one non-commissioned officer in charge of the radio wireless telegraphy. All Jedburghs were volunteers. They received highly specialized training in guerrilla warfare. Jedburghs served in harms way, deep behind enemy lines. They were subordinate to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force SHAEF, and its commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Their convert mission in Operation Overlord helped pave the way for the liberation of France, and ultimately resulted in a campaign to free Europe from Nazi rule. Joint and combined operations, Special operations, Guerrilla warfare.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE