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British Special Forces: The Story of Britain's Undercover Soldiers

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A comprehensive history of all the British Special Forces, from their beginnings during the Second World War to the Falklands War.

Synopsis:

This is the first comprehensive history of all the British Special Forces, from their beginnings during the Second World War to the Falklands War. The birth of many of the Special Forces was controversial - they were accused of being 'private armies' and a waste of valuable manpower that could have been better used within the regular forces. Their existence was justified only by their successes.

The secrecy that still surrounds some of the Special Forces makes writing an authoritative history no easy task. William Seymour's fascinating narrative draws on a wide variety of documentary sources and eye-witness accounts from surviving members of the Forces. The Special Forces covered are: The Commandos, the Special Boat Section, Combined Operations Pilotage Parties, the Long Range Desert Group, Popski's Private Army, The Special Air Service, the Special Boat Squadron and Raiding Forces, and the Royal Marines Special Forces. From the chaungs of Burma to the African desert, the Greek islands to the D-Day landing beaches, Special Forces played a vital part in Allied victory in the Second World War.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844153626
Author:
Seymour, William
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books
Illustrator:
Watson, W. F. N.
Foreword by:
Stirling, David
Foreword:
Stirling, David
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Special forces (Military science)
Subject:
Western Civilization-Historical Reference
Series:
Pen & Sword Military Classics
Series Volume:
66
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
8.10x4.86x1.08 in. .57 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Young Adult » General

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Product details 334 pages Pen & Sword Books - English 9781844153626 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the first comprehensive history of all the British Special Forces, from their beginnings during the Second World War to the Falklands War. The birth of many of the Special Forces was controversial - they were accused of being 'private armies' and a waste of valuable manpower that could have been better used within the regular forces. Their existence was justified only by their successes.

The secrecy that still surrounds some of the Special Forces makes writing an authoritative history no easy task. William Seymour's fascinating narrative draws on a wide variety of documentary sources and eye-witness accounts from surviving members of the Forces. The Special Forces covered are: The Commandos, the Special Boat Section, Combined Operations Pilotage Parties, the Long Range Desert Group, Popski's Private Army, The Special Air Service, the Special Boat Squadron and Raiding Forces, and the Royal Marines Special Forces. From the chaungs of Burma to the African desert, the Greek islands to the D-Day landing beaches, Special Forces played a vital part in Allied victory in the Second World War.

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