‘In the wake of D-Day June 6, 1944, hundreds of acts of sabotage were committed by the French Resistance
with one exception. There were none in the north and north west where they mattered most.
There, the “Prosper” and related “Scientist” networks had been mopped by the Gestapo in 1943. Prosper’s courageous young leader, Francis Anthony Suttill, 34, was languishing in a concentration camp.
He and scores of British agents were later executed, along with over 10,000 members of the French Resistance. One hundred and sixty plane loads of armaments –2600 containers — including tons of sten guns and explosives, were seized by the Nazis. Who was responsible for this debacle?’