The true story that might have been
In the dark days following Dunkirk, with a Nazi invasion imminent, Churchill ordered the formation of a secret underground army of civilian volunteers.
From their hidden bunkers, the men of the Auxiliary Units were to operate behind enemy lines, disrupting communications and generally creating mayhem.
They received the best of the available equipment, and were trained to the highest levels, and yet they were only given sufficient food supplies to last a fortnight. They were not expected to survive even that long
This is the story of those men and of a sleepy English village in the “mad” summer of 1940, and a story of what might have been.
Based on official records, personal diaries and memoirs, and the battle plans of both sides, this is the untold account of an elite fighting force hidden within the Home Guard that would operate outside of the conventional rules of war.
But when reprisal followed reprisal, and the men of the resistance saw their own friends and families held hostage and murdered, they faced an agonising dilemma.
There would have been only one way out.