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Synopsis: John Durnford-Slater raised and trained the first Commando unit in 1940, became an outstanding leader of special operations and witnessed some of the most daring exploits of World War II. Commando is his remarkable story. Commando sprang into being in 1940 in order to harry Axis forces in pinprick raids that were impossible for regular army units. In the summer of 1940 John Durnford-Slater led the men of 3 Commando in an exploratory operation on Guernsey. A raid on the Loften Islands, off Norway, followed in 1941 and, between 26 and 28 December 1941, the commandos launched their raid against Vaagso. 3 Commando took part in the raid on Dieppe and this was followed by operations in Sicily and Italy, France and, ultimately, Germany itself. The destruction wrought by the commandos was such that Hitler ordered all personnel captured in such raids executed. The commandos' spirit, however, remained undaunted and this is reflected in John Durnford-Slater's exciting and forthright memoirs. Now placed in context by David List's details of 3 Commando's operations, and David Buxton's notes on casualties and awards, this stirring book, long heralded as a classic, now makes its first appearance as a paperback.
About the Author: John Durnford-Slater raised and trained the first Commando unit in 1940, became an outstanding leader of special operations, and witnessed some of the most daring exploits of World War II.
Title: Commando: Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in ...
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Seller Inventory # G1557501254I4N00
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Book Description Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1557501254I3N00
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1991. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP81623887
Book Description Naval Inst Pr, 1991. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1557501254-2-4
Book Description Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1557501254 Very good shape,clean pages,tight binding,text unmarked edition 1991. Seller Inventory # SKU1046679
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: F. Like New ; 8.60 X 5.50 X 1 inches; 222 pages. Seller Inventory # 31328
Book Description Naval Inst Pr, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Near Fine. First Edition Thus. 1st printing by NAP. DJ shows minor shelf rubbing/wear. 1st Naval Institute Press Edition 1991. Seller Inventory # 007990
Book Description Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis, Maryland, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Reprint. No defects in book or dust jacket. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. Jacket now protected with acid-free polyester sleeve. . Author fought at Dunkirk, Lofoten, Vaagso and Dieppe, Normandy and Angoville. Sixteen pages of plates. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 222 pages. C3. Seller Inventory # 17260
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1557501254