TRENOWDEN, Ian. Operations Most Secret. SOE: The Malayan Theatre … Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet the Earl Mountbatten of Burma. London, William Kimber, .
8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers (price-clipped); pp. 231, sketch maps and plates after photographs; a near-fine copy.
First edition, presentation copy, signed by the author with long autograph inscription to front fly-leaf. 'Little is known and much less has been written about the Malayan Theatre of Operations of SOE from 1942-1945' (blurb inside front cover). The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was set up in 1940 to conduct espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance in occupied Europe and later, also in occupied Southeast Asia, and to support local resistance movements. - This volume warmly inscribed by the author to another member of the SOE. 'SOE was like a club, for membership, was by invitation only …'.