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Baissac, Claude Marc Boucherville de

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 964 words.

Baissac, Claude Marc Boucherville de (1907–1974), special operations officer, was born on 28 February 1907 at Curepipe, Mauritius, the younger son and youngest of three children of Marie...

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Brooks, Anthony Morris [Tony]

Lawrence Goldman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Warfare and Defence. 1437 words.

Brooks, Anthony Morris [Tony] (1922–2007), special operations and intelligence officer, was born on 4 April 1922 at The Cottage, Orsett, Essex, the son of Douglas Charles Morris Brooks,...

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Chandler, Sir Geoffrey

Chris Marsden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Business and Management; Warfare and Defence. 1993 words.

Chandler, Sir Geoffrey (1922–2011), special operations officer, businessman, and human rights campaigner, was born on 15 November 1922 at 4 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, the son of...

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Churchill, Peter Morland

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 672 words.

Churchill, Peter Morland (1909–1972), special operations officer, was born in Amsterdam on 14 January 1909, the eldest of four children (three sons and a daughter) of William Algernon...

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Clark, Sir Robert Anthony [Bob]

Roderick Bailey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1161 words.

Clark, Sir Robert Anthony [Bob] (1924–2013), special operations officer, solicitor, and businessman, was born at 29 Chandos Road, East Finchley, London, on 6 January 1924, the younger son...

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Deakin, Sir (Frederick) William Dampier [Bill]

David Dilks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Organization and Management of Education; Education; History. 2811 words.

Deakin, Sir (Frederick) William Dampier [Bill] (1913–2005), special operations officer, historian, and college head, was born on 3 July 1913 at 30 Temple Gardens, Golders Green, London, the...

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Escott, Bickham Aldred Cowan Sweet-

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Banking. 866 words.

Escott, Bickham Aldred Cowan Sweet- (1907–1981), special operations officer and banker, was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, on 6 June 1907, the eldest of four children (two sons and two...

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Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael [Paddy] Leigh

John Ure.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Education; History; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Literature; Biographical Studies. 2112 words.

Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael [Paddy] Leigh (1915–2011), special operations officer and author, was born on 11 February 1915 at 20 Endsleigh Gardens, Bloomsbury, London, the younger child and...

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Gizycka, Countess Krystyna [née Countess Krystyna Skarbeka; alias Christine Granville]

M. R. D. Foot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 916 words.

Gizycka, Countess Krystyna [née Countess Krystyna Skarbeka; alias Christine Granville] (1915–1952), special operations officer, was born on 1 May 1915, probably at Mlodziesyn, some 30 miles...

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Hallowes [née Brailly], Odette Marie Céline

Lynette Beardwood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 1161 words.

Hallowes [née Brailly], Odette Marie Céline (1912–1995), special operations officer and member of the FANY, was born on 28 April 1912 in Amiens, northern France, the only daughter in the...

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