Tells the story of British Special Forces in World War II as seen by the soldiers and sailors who served in the array of units that sprang into existence after the fall of France in 1940. British commandos operated in every theatre of the war and set an example that militaries around the world have followed.
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Focuses on the special forces and their leaders in the period 1940-1945, such as the SAS, Long Range Desert Group, SBS, Popski's Private Army, Chindits, Stirling, Wingate, and Calvert. The book also assesses the qualities of their commanders.About the Author:
Julian Thompson served for thirty-four years with the Royal Marines, retiring as a major-general. He commanded the 3rd Commando Brigade that carried out the initial landings to repossess the Falkland Islands in 1982, and saw action in most of the battles that followed. He is now a visiting senior research fellow at the Department of War Studies, King's College, London. He is the author of The Imperial War Museum Book Of Victory in Europe, and the Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea.
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Book Description Diane Pub Co, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 756756138
Book Description Diane Pub Co, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0756756138
Book Description Diane Pub Co, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 476 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0756756138