Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines

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June 1940: As Britain's soldiers limped home from Dunkirk, a maverick Army officer was already devising a bold plan to hit back at the enemy. His idea was to revolutionise military thinking and change the face of warfare for ever.

Relying as much on stealth and guile as on courage and stamina, the Commandos brought to the battlefield the skills of the guerrilla. Trained by an unconventional band of experts, and led by a big-game hunter, a film star, a Highland chief and an eccentric wielding a bow and arrow, they became the spearhead of the Allied drive for victory.

Weaving together official documents, new research and veterans' own accounts, Commando reveals for the first time the exhilarating full story of WWII's most formidable fighting force.

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James Owen is a historian and the author of Nuremberg: Evil on Trial, The Voice of War (with Guy Walters), A Serpent in Eden and Danger UXB. He writes frequently for newspapers and contributes to television and radio programmes. He lives in London.

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"A heart-in-mouth story . . . A fine memorial to the unsung heroes of WWII."  —Daily Telegraph, on Danger UXB

"James Owen successfully captures the nerve-racking tensions and everyday heroics of a job in which lives depended on the ability to stay a crucial step ahead . . . An honourable and readable tribute to men who knew that they were only ever one false step away from oblivion."  —Nick Rennison, Sunday Times, on Danger UXB

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