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Dead on Time The Memoir of an SOE and OSS Agent in Occupied France by Jean Claude Guiet

Dead on Time The Memoir of an SOE and OSS Agent in Occupied France


Dead on Time The Memoir of an SOE and OSS Agent in Occupied France by Jean Claude Guiet

Jean Claude Guiet, born in France and raised in the US, attended Harvard aged 18 until, as a `naive' 19-year-old, he entered the US Army in 1943. As a native French speaker he was quickly assigned to SOE and the OSS (the precursor of the CIA) and parachuted into occupied France in the lead up to D-Day. After the liberation of Paris he was sent to Indochina to organise and train tribes in the jungles of the Far East to fight the Japanese. Subsequently he worked for the CIA in Washington. Told with characteristic understatement and charm, Jean Claude's writing perfectly captures the variety of his own long and fascinating life. Much more than one man's memoirs, Dead on Time is a tribute to a unique generation whose lives were regularly filled with both danger and laughter.

About the Author

Jean Claude Guietwas an American citizen. He worked for the CIA throughout the 1950s the files are still classified. After that he worked for Honeywell Inc and became active in the Civil Rights Movement and against the Vietnam War. He died in 2013.

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Publication date

2nd March 2016


Jean Claude Guiet

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The History Press Ltd


208 pages


Second World War
Military history



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