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Air Force Commando

Air Force Commando PDF Author: Madonna Yancey
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1563116006
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 90

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"A special acknowledgment goes to Madonna Yancey for writing the manuscript for the front of this publication"--P.4.

Air Force Commando

Air Force Commando PDF Author: Madonna Yancey
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1563116006
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 90

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"A special acknowledgment goes to Madonna Yancey for writing the manuscript for the front of this publication"--P.4.

Commando General

Commando General PDF Author: Richard B Mead
Publisher:
ISBN: 1473854105
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 273

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Always marked out for high rank, Robert Laycock came into his own when selected to raise 8 Commando, a new ‘crack’ unit early in the Second World War. After training, 7, 8 and 11 Commandos were sent to the Middle East in early 1941 and all became Layforce under Laycock’s command. Layforce was disbanded after Crete fell. Laycock took part in the abortive raid on Rommel’s HQ. As commander of the Special Service Brigade Laycock played an important role in the Sicily landings and at Salerno. In October 1943 he succeeded Mountbatten as Chief of Combined Operations, coordinating combined services operations and training and attending Allied conferences. In later life Laycock became Governor of Malta and Colonel of the SAS. In this long overdue biography, the author reveals the detail of this fine soldier’s character and superb military record.

Commando

Commando PDF Author: James Owen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748123512
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352

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June 1940: As Britain's soldiers limped home from Dunkirk, a maverick Army officer was already devising a bold plan to hit back at the enemy. His idea was to revolutionise military thinking and change the face of warfare for ever. Relying as much on stealth and guile as on courage and stamina, the Commandos brought to the battlefield the skills of the guerrilla. Trained by an unconventional band of experts, and led by a big-game hunter, a film star, a Highland chief and an eccentric wielding a bow and arrow, they became the spearhead of the Allied drive for victory. Weaving together official documents, new research and veterans' own accounts, Commando reveals for the first time the exhilarating full story of WWII's most formidable fighting force.

Ten Commando

Ten Commando PDF Author: Ian Dear
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 184884400X
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 238

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It is indeed remarkable, since the archives of the Second World War must have been pillaged, ransacked, burrowed into, and turned over almost as thoroughly as Monte Cassino itself, that no book has been written about one of the strangest units created during that or any other conflict. The unit was called Ten Commando - and the shroud of secrecy that enveloped it at the time has scarcely been un-wrapped by the passge of the years. Ten Commando was composed entirely of men who came from Germany and from Nazi-occupied countries such as Holland, Poland, and France. Secrecy was vital, for if an Axis agent infiltrated into Ten Commando he could do untold harm. If a member of Ten Commando were capture and his unit identified, the rules of the Geneva Convention were unlikely to worry the captors. This overwhelming need for absolute secrecy was so well instilled in the men of Ten Commando that, until now, little was known about their daring exploits behind enemy lines, including coordination of resistance fighters and sabotage. The result of Ian Dear’s painstaking research is a remarkable book indeed and a worthy tribute to an incredibly brave group of cladestine soldiers who belong near the top of the WWII Roll of Honor.

British Commando 1940–45

British Commando 1940–45 PDF Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472814843
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 68

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With Hitler's army rampaging across Europe, Winston Churchill ordered the creation of a special fighting force – the Commandos. These valiant men were volunteers drawn from the ranks of the British Army, formed into a Special Service Brigade and put through a rigorous but highly effective training programme. Over the course of World War II they would see action in every major theatre of operation and are credited with numerous feats of gallantry during the D-Day landings. Although many units were disbanded after the war, the Royal Marine Commandos have maintained the standards of this elite fighting formation to the present day. Angus Konstam explores the history of the Commandos during their formative years, providing detailed descriptions of their training, weapons and equipment. Battle reports are accompanied by specially commissioned Osprey artwork and historical photographs, offering readers an in-depth analysis of some of the most famous fighting units in the British Army's history.

The Military Badges and Insignia of Southern Africa

The Military Badges and Insignia of Southern Africa PDF Author: Colin R. Owen
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Africa, Southern
Languages : en
Pages : 367

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The Commandos

The Commandos PDF Author: Douglas C. Waller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671787179
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 426

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An inside look at U.S. special operations forces examines the most secret and elite of clandestine warriors, including Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Delta Force

Commandos and Rangers

Commandos and Rangers PDF Author: Major Tim Saunders
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1844158683
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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In the dark days of 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill showed his belief in ultimate victory by ordering the raising of the elite Commandos to ‘break the intolerable shackles of defeat.’ Having proved their worth in numerous raids and operations in the Mediterranean they and their American counterparts, the Rangers, were automatic choices for the most demanding and vital missions of the D-Day Landings in June 1944. These included the capture of key ports, enemy coastal defenses and the securing of vulnerable open flanks. rnrnThe tasks allotted to the Rangers included the seizure of Pointe du Hoc while No 4 Commando took the port of Ouisterham and 47 Royal Marine Commando that of Port-en-Bessin. These daring actions and many others are vividly described in this superb book written by a highly experienced battlefield tour expert and the author of many acclaimed guide books. Indeed each chapter concludes with invaluable tour notes for those who wish to visit these historic sites. It was only thanks to thorough planning, specialist training, inspiring leadership and, above all, the courage of the men involved that these missions were successfully achieved – but at great cost.

Double Diamonds

Double Diamonds PDF Author: Karl James
Publisher: NewSouth
ISBN: 1742247822
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 232

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During the Second World War, in the mountains and jungles of Timor, Bougainville and New Guinea, Australian commando units fought arduous campaigns against the Japanese. The story of these elite independent companies and commando squadrons, whose soldiers wore the distinctive double-diamond insignia, is told here for the first time. Through 130 powerful images from the Australian War Memorial’s unparalleled collection – some never published before – Double Diamonds captures the operational history of these units and the personal stories of the men who served in them, many of whom lost their lives or the friends who trained and fought alongside them.

Beachhead Assault

Beachhead Assault PDF Author: David Lee
Publisher: Skyhorse + ORM
ISBN: 1510717781
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 277

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The amphibious operations of the now-disbanded “Beach Commandos.” “Every page of Beachhead Assault has a tale of almost suicidal courage” (Tony Parsons). The Royal Naval Commandos had one of the most dangerous and the most important tasks of any in World War II—they were first on to the invasion beaches and they were the last to leave. Formed in 1941 as the Royal Naval Beach Parties, many lost their lives in the Dieppe raid. After Dieppe they became fully fledged fighting commandos with their legendary Fairbairn Sykes commando knives, organized into units from a commando through to the all Canadian W Commando. Under their officers who were designated as Beachmasters, the Royal Naval Commandos led the way in on the beaches as part of the allied landings in Madagascar, Dieppe, North Africa, Pantelleria, Sicily, Salerno, the Volturno River, Anzio, Arakan, D-Day, Elba, Walcheren and Commachio. Their work on the beaches was crucial to the success of the allied invasions. After the war the Royal Naval Commandos were disbanded and forgotten and their wartime role was given to the Royal Marines. The personal accounts of Royal Naval Commandos contained in this book tell the story of a remarkable but little-known group of men, ensuring that their legacy will not be forgotten. “Each tale leaves you gasping at the almost nonchalant, offhand accounts of extraordinary courage and dangers . . . This is a page-turner of a book.” —Journal of Naval Engineering “Compelling reading . . . David Lee clearly and rightly admires these wonderful men and their deeds.” —Colonel Mark Noble in Naval Review