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  • proper n. A town in the Scottish Borders region.
  • proper n. Code name for teams of three parachuted into Occupied Europe (primarily France, but also Holland and Belgium) beginning on D-Day (June 6, 1944) to aid local Resistance groups. The men consisted of a British or American officer, a native of the country, and a non-commissioned radio operator.


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  • A tool-works in Jedburgh, glass made in Wick, clothing in Campbeltown, fine foods in Fochabers.

    St. Andrew's Day Special Meeting

  • My aunt -- maternal aunt -- Eliza is married to a highly respectable Scotsman named Kierley, who runs a flour-mill in the ancient town of Jedburgh, which is in the county of Roxburgh, just over the

    The Herapath Property

  • He grew up in a small medieval market town called Jedburgh in Scotland’s Borders region, south of Edinburgh.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • Another 276 OSS, British, and French commandos, called Jedburghs for their training site near Jedburgh, Scotland, would be air-dropped in three-man teams the next four months to organize more than twenty thousand French guerrillas cutting tracks, derailing trains, and ambushing German truck convoys.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • I thought, "This reminds me of my father as an OSS Jedburgh fighting the Nazis in occupied France and Norway in World War II."

    Carl Colby: The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby

  • His investigation leads him into a dangerous, looking-glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder-and to shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone), who has been sent in to clean up the evidence.

    EDGE OF DARKNESS Giveaway –

  • In Scotland, meanwhile, King David was establishing his own authority with the group of great Cistercian monasteries that included Melrose and Jedburgh.

    Early medieval architecture: a story of castles and churches

  • After the war General Eisenhower would say that the invasion of France would not have been possible if it were not for the efforts of the courageous Jedburgh Teams to organize French resistance, provide detailed intelligence reports and ultimately disrupt and confuse German troop movement during the first days of the invasion.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • In the predawn hours of D-Day Stansfield and his Jedburgh Team demolished a major rail line and a phone junction box.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • Now promoted to captain, Ree worked at SOE headquarters for the rest of the war, assisting in the training of Jedburgh teams, three-man units normally made up of one French, one American and one British officer that were dropped behind German lines in France around D-Day.

    Shadow Knights


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