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Combined Operations: The Official Story of the Commandos

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Text extracted from opening pages of book: COMBINED OPERATIONS The Official Story of the COMMANDOS with a forward by Vice-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, Chief of Combined Operations 1943 NEW YORK THE MACMILLAN COMPANY Copyright, 1943,

By The Controller of His Britannic Majesty's Stationery Office All rights reserved. Printed and bound in the USA by Kingsport Press,Inc., K
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Hardcover, 200 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Read Books (first published 1943)
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Professor
Dec 29, 2009 Professor rated it it was ok

The book's jacket claims it was written by Evelyn Waugh, but I'm guessing that is another wartime exaggeration. Combined Operations is an odd introduction to Britain's Commando units actions in the Second World War. Written during the war, it at time gets extremely specific, but at others is maddeningly vague. There is a fair amount of assumption that you, the reader, will already know X or Y figure or event, and the book is merely filling in the details. Every action, even failed ones, are pres
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