Special Forces in the Desert War 1940-1943

Special Forces in the Desert War 1940-1943


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National Archives War Histories is a new series of official accounts of famous campaigns and units in British military history. The histories were written by official historians who had access to all the original sources and often interviewed the leading surviving participants.

This is the official account of revolutionary new warfare as practised by the famous 'irregular' units in the Desert campaign and is an authoritative official source book.

This history includes stirring narratives of daring raids miles behind enemy lines. It features such famous characters as Ord Wingate, David Stirling and Lt. Col. Keyes VC, recounting the establishment and role of the forces within the 8th Army and Allied campaign. It includes photographs, maps, a list of officers serving and the awards received by members of the Long Range Desert Group.

The book features the following units:

Long Range Desert Group
Special Boat Squadron
Long Range Boat Patrol
Middle East Commandos
Special Boat Squadron
Indian Long Range Squadron
Free French Commandos

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781903365298
Publisher: National Archives (PRO), The
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Series: War Histories Series
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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