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The King's private army, protecting the British Royal Family during the Second World War, Andrew Stewart - paperback

Following the surrender of France in June 1940 Britain prepared to defend itself against a potential German invasion. In great secrecy a decision was taken to establish an elite bodyguard to protect the British Royal Family. Led initially by Major Jimmy Coats, a Coldstream Guards officer and celebrated winter sportsman, it was given the innocuous title of <U+2018>The Coats Mission<U+2019>, but its proposed role was perhaps the most important assigned to any unit in the British armed forces. It was intended that this group would evacuate King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and the two princesses, Margaret and her sister Elizabeth, to a place of safety away from London
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xiv, 136 pages, illustrations, maps, 24 cm

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