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The Long Range Desert Group in World War II


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Written by the foremost expert on British wartime special forces this is a major new history of the Long Range Desert Group. Illustrated throughout with images that have not seen the light of day in over 70 years and peppered with interviews and diary entries, this book is the perfect companion title to the best-selling SAS in World War II and SBS in World War II.

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Dedication Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: From Scientist to Soldier Chapter 2: Only the Tough Need Apply Chapter 3: into Action Chapter 4: Expansion and Excitement Chapter 5: Fight at the Front Chapter 6: The Afrika Korps Arrive Chapter 7: Misuse and Malaria Chapter 8: Heavy Losses and New leader Chapter 9: The Saviours of the SAS Chapter 10: On the Back Foot Chapter 11: Courage in the Face of Calamity Chapter 12: The Eyes of the Alamein Offensive Chapter 13: Adventures in the Aegean Chapter 14: The Battle for Leros Chapter 15: A Different Type of Warfare Chapter 16: Valour and Versatility Chapter 17: Until the Bitter End Epilogue Endnotes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Gavin Mortimer is the author of Stirling's Men (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), a ground-breaking history of the early operations of the SAS, The SAS in World War II: An Illustrated History (Osprey, 2011), The Daring Dozen (Osprey, 2012) and The SBS in World War II: An Illustrated History (Osprey, 2013). He has also recently published The Men Who Made the SAS (Constable, 2015). An award-winning writer whose books have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, Gavin has previously written for The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and Esquire magazine. He continues to contribute to a wide range of newspapers and magazines from BBC History to the American Military History Quarterly. In addition he has lectured on the SAS in World War II at the National Army Museum.

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