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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.
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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. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0756756138
Book Description Diane Pub Co, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0756756138
Book Description Diane Pub Co, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110756756138