Jacques de Guélis SOE’s Genial Giant

His Life, His War & His Untimely End

Delphine Isaaman

Jacques de Guélis SOE’s Genial Giant

Delphine Isaaman

Distributed for Uniform Press

With a Foreword by David M. Harrison
176 pages | 100 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2018
Paper $22.95 ISBN: 9781911604440 Published September 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

This account of the life of war hero Jacques Vaillant de Guélis follows him from his birth in Cardiff through school and University and on into French Military Service. In 1939, the newly married de Guélis was assigned to a company of British engineers as liaison officer. He escaped the German assault via Dunkirk, only to return to France a few days later.

​After months of fighting and travel, and even a stint in the Miranda del Orbo concentration camp, de Guélis eventually found his way back in England, where he was recruited by the fledgling Special Operations Executive, after an interview with Churchill. While in the SOE he would play a pivotal role for the rest of the war as a recruiting officer and saboteur. Full of fascinating turns and narrow scrapes, this true account of wartime espionage and intrigue as seen through the lens of one man’s extraordinary service is sure to appeal to those with interest in military history, espionage, and World War II.

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