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The Daring Dozen : 12 Special Forces Legends of World War II: Mortimer, Gavin: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Daring Dozen : 12 Special Forces Legends of World War II
The Daring Dozen : 12 Special Forces Legends of World War II
Publisher : Osprey Pub Co
Published Date : 2012/06
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781849088428

BookWeb Price : MYR 117.68
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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A14204062 A44604000
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Table of Contents
 
Introduction                                       7  (4)
    Special Boat Squadron                          11 (22)
          Anders Lassen
    Special Air Service                            33 (30)
          David Stirling
    82nd Airborne                                  63 (18)
          Edson Raff
    Marine Raiders                                 81 (22)
          Evans Carlson
    1st Special Service Force                      103(22)
          Robert Frederick
    Special Raiding Squadron                       125(28)
          Paddy Mayne
    Long Range Desert Group                        153(24)
          Ralph Bagnold
    Tenth Light Flotilla                           177(26)
          Junio Valerio Borghese
    Fallschirmjager                                203(18)
          Baron Von Der Heydte
    Brandenburgers                                 221(16)
          Adrian Von Folkersam
    Chindits                                       237(26)
          Orde Wingate
    5307th Composite Unit                          263(16)
          Charles Hunter
Endnotes                                           279(10)
Glossary                                           289(3)
Bibliography                                       292(2)
Acknowledgements                                   294(2)
Index                                              296
 

In this new book, Gavin Mortimer reveals the 12 legendary Special Forces commanders of World War II. Prior to the war, the concept of 'special forces' simply didn't exist, but thanks to visionary leaders like David Stirling and Charles Hunter, our very concept of how wars can be fought and won has totally changed. These 12 men not only reshaped military policy, but they led from the front, accompanying their troops into battle, from the sands of North Africa to jumping on D-Day and infiltrating behind enemy lines. Mortimer also offers a skilful analysis of their qualities as military commanders and the true impact that their own personal actions, as well as those of their units, had on the eventual outcome of the war.