BROOKS, Anthony Morris

Major Anthony Morris BROOKS DSO MC Légion d’Honneur Croix de Guerre avec palme

General List, SOE

Fluent French speaker; in France 1939 to 1941; worked for an MI9 escape line until return to England via Spain, October 1941; recruited by SOE’s F Section, January 1942; parachuted to France to form the Pimento circuit, 30 June/1 July 1942; the  youngest agent to be dropped into France; created a vast network of supply grounds and saboteurs based around Lyon and Toulouse; briefly returned to England, August-December 1943; much sabotage activity post D-Day against SS 2nd Panzer Division’s flatcars then participated in the liberation of Lyon.

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