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  1. says:

    This book co written by the son tells the story of Jean Claude Guiet during his days preparing for and serving in a team of Special Operations Executive commandos in German occupied France right after D Day The team consisted of four members Philippe Liewer Violette Szabo about whom there is a book and a movie “Carve Her Name with Pride” Bob Maloubier and Jen Claude Guiet The story is told simply yet at tim

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    I grew up next door to a couple he was an American and she was French Both were Jews I knew he was originally in the OSS and parachuted behind enemy lines into France and that's where he met her However as I got older and learned history there were still some uestions that I had about facts not lining up Not to say their sons lied about anything but it didn't match what I was learning about the OSS This book clearly sho

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    An excellent as well as an interesting book I enjoy reading about World War II spies and this one as well as the others was great The author's father Jean Claude Guiet was a American citizen but born in France He was recruited by the British SOE to set up operations behind enemy lines in France before the D Day invasion T

  4. says:

    A truly fascinating first hand account of one man's service in the secret and terrible WWII occupied France resistance Guiet's son Dan and his co writer do a really wonderful job filling out the corners of Jean Claude's service time with details about the people he would meet and serve with as well as context for the war at large It's an incredible cast of characters that Guiet would serve with or come across and while the ending

  5. says:

    This is first rate reporting historical reconstruction and writing It’s a remarkable story terrifically and lovingly told I can’t recommend it highly enough

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    Scholar noun a specialist in a particular branch of study especially the humanities; a distinguished academicMayhem noun violent or damaging disorder; chaosScholars of Mayhem is the story of Jean Claude Guiet an American born child of French parents who joined the army at 18 years old to fight during World War II Jean Claude wanted to be a paratrooper; because of his language skills he got drafted into the O

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    I think it contributes to the good in the world when we're reminded that in 1942 there were people willing to give up their plans and futures to parachute into a hostile uncertain environment in order to take the fight to evil I further believe that bringing up the fact that the Nazis would retaliate against French villages by hanging all able bodied citizens from lampposts is useful The people that encountere

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    Deeply movingThis story changed the concept of heroism for me I always thought it was a single mission or event occurring over a few hours or at most over a few daysThe story of these men and women surviving behind

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    Desperate times and desperate measures of a kind hard for us to imagine are the setting of this biography Bilingual French American Jean Guiet gets roped into the OSS and subseuently works with the SOE dropping behind the lines just after D Day to delay and harass a Nazi Panzer division which is on its way to wreak havoc on the Allied troops

  10. says:

    We will never run out of amazing World War II stories Ever Daniel Guiet wrote an exciting personal book about his father who as a cove

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Scholars of Mayhem My Father's Secret War in Nazi Occupied France

The astonishing untold story of the author's father the lone American on a 4 person SOE commando team dropped behind German lines in France whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping Nazi tanks away from Normandy after D DayWhen Daniel Guiet was a child and his family moved country as they freuently did his father had one possession a tin bread box that always made the trip Daniel was admonished never to touch the box but one day he couldn't resist What he found astonished him a45 automatic and five full clips; three slim knives; a length of wire with a wooden handle at each end; thin pieces of paper with random numbers on them; several passports with his father's photograph each bearing a different name; and a large silk suare with eight flags with a message underneath each flag in the language corresponding to it The one in English re I grew up next door to a couple he was an American and she was French Both were Jews I knew he was originally in the OSS and parachuted behind enemy lines into France and that s where he met her However as I got older and learned history there were still some uestions that I had about facts not lining up Not to say their sons lied about anything but it didn t match what I was learning about the OSS This book clearly shows that they were both involved in the COE In fact I went back to check her obituary from a few years ago and it stated that her family moved to England to escape the Nazis and made no mention of her behind the scenes activities I m pretty sure that I never heard about her living in England at any point Hence the COE tie in and clarification of a few bits that I didn t understand

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Tire country Jean Claude was recruited and his life was changed forever Though the human cost was terrible the mission succeeded beyond the Allies' wildest dreams Scholars of Mayhem tells the story of Jean Claude and the other three agents in his circuit codenamed Salesman a unit of Britain's Special Operations Executive the secret service ordered by Churchill to Set Europe ablaze Parachuted into France the day after D Day the Salesman team organized armed and commanded a ghostly army of 10000 French Resistance fighters National pride has kept the story of SOE in France obscure but of this there is no doubt While the Resistance had plenty of heart it was SOE that gave it teeth and claws Scholars of Mayhem adds brilliantly to that picture and further underscores what a close run thing the success of the Allied breakout from the Normandy landings actually w Deeply movingThis story changed the concept of heroism for me I always thought it was a single mission or event occurring over a few hours or at most over a few daysThe story of these men and women surviving behind enemy lines for months with the threat of discovery and torture and captivity omnipresent was deeply movingThere was no moment of safety at all No peaceful sleep no relaxing dinner amongst friends For the highest of all purpose the defeat of the German war machineWonderfully told in a matter of fact non melodramatic way the simple telling of the facts and events created their own drama and high tension Thankfully it was recorded to share with all of us

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Ad I am an American Help me You will be well paidEventually Jean Claude Guiet revealed to his family that he had been in the CIA but it was only at the very end of his life that he spoke of the mission during World War II that marked the beginning of his career in clandestine service It is one of the last great untold stories of the war and Daniel Guiet and his collaborator the writer Tim Smith have spent several years bringing it to life Jean Claude was an American citizen but a child of France and fluent in the language; he was also extremely bright The American military was on the lookout for native French speakers to be seconded to a secret British special operations commando operation dropping saboteurs behind German lines in France to coordinate aid to the French Resistance and lead missions wreaking havoc on Germany's military efforts across the en A truly fascinating first hand account of one man s service in the secret and terrible WWII occupied France resistance Guiet s son Dan and his co writer do a really wonderful job filling out the corners of Jean Claude s service time with details about the people he would meet and serve with as well as context for the war at large It s an incredible cast of characters that Guiet would serve with or come across and while the ending feels almost abrupt after all the espionage the books actual conclusion is crafted to help you take a wide angle view of what these people had to do after the war Heartily recommended to those interested in WWII spy stories or real life accounts of heroism

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Scholars of Mayhem My Father's Secret War in Nazi Occupied France
  • Daniel C. Guiet
  • English
  • 22 September 2017
  • 9780735225206