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Commando: Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in World War Two (Greenhill Military Paperbacks)

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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.

Synopsis:

-- Exciting World War II action

-- The exploits of Britain's wartime com

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853674792
Author:
Durnford-Slater, John
Publisher:
Greenhill Books
Author:
Brigadier John Durnford-Slater,Dso
Author:
Durnford-Slater, John
Author:
Durnford-Slater,Dso, Brigadier John
Author:
Durnford-Slater,Dso, Brigadier John
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Greenhill Military Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.54x5.62x.77 in. .73 lbs.

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