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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

JEDBURGH

British code name for paramilitary teams of three dropped into Nazi-occupied territory before and after D-Day. Trained at Milton Hall in Leicestershire and consisting of French, British, and American personnel, their objective was to establish contact with local resistance groups, offer training, coordinate supply drops, and maintain independent communications. The “Jeds,” as they became known, were nominated individually by Special Operations Executive, the Office of Strategic Services, and the Bureau Centrale de Renseignements et d’Action. They operated in uniform, principally in a liaison capacity.