About the Author
Roderick Bailey is a historian at the University of Oxford and a specialist in the study of resistance and clandestine warfare. His first book, The Wildest Province, based on his PhD, was an acclaimed account of SOE exploits in the Axis-occupied Balkans. In 2012 he was appointed by the Prime Minister to write the official history of SOE's war on Fascist Italy. A graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and former Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, he has also served in Afghanistan with the British Army.