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Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines

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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
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by Little, Brown (first published October 1st 2012)
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Heikki
Jan 28, 2014 Heikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Few military terms are more revered than Commando. Mention it, and immediately images spring to mind of balaclava-headed men with a knife across their teeth, scaling a wall to an enemy fortress on their way to dispose of the enemy commander.

This book delivers the complete story of the men who served in Commando units during World War 2. It takes you right from the fledgling units which tested the premise of extremely tough, resourceful, and brave men attempting small team warfare against heavily
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Steve Markham
Feb 17, 2014 Steve Markham rated it liked it
This book didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know and whilst tryin to give an overview didn't really achieve anything much. Was still interesting though but...
John
Aug 21, 2014 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, ww2, 2014
Lots of interesting information and exciting stories, but the writing lacked a spark for me. I found the book a bit of a chore.
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