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Commando Country

Commando Country

  • Author: Stuart Allan
  • Publisher: National Museums of Scotland
  • ISBN: 9781905267149
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Commando Country looks across the origins and development of new forces like the Commandos and Special Operations Executive, finding common ground for the intensive training they relied on to carry out raids and resistance operations throughout occupied Europe and beyond. Drawing on official sources and the testimony of trainees and their instructors, Stuart Allan considers not only the military utility of the highland environment but also its relationship to the ethos of this most uncompromising kind of warfare.

Commando

Commando

Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines

  • Author: James Owen
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0748123512
  • Category: History
  • Page: 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.

Commando Tactics

Commando Tactics

The Second World War

  • Author: Stephen Bull
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 1783378441
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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British commandos are among the most celebrated soldiers of the Second World War. Their daring, ingenuity and bravery have given rise to an almost legendary reputation that makes it difficult to appreciate fully their role and their true value as fighting men.Stephen Bull, in this in-depth study of commando tactics and history, seeks to dispel the myths and the misunderstandings that surround them, and he places these elite troops of 70 years ago in the context of their times. He also demonstrates that the idea of the commando took time to develop and that commando operations were far from always successful. Commando tactics amphibious, mountain, close quarter were forged through the often-painful experience of raids and combined operations. And commando tactics and organization remained in a state of flux throughout the war as new situations and challenges arose.Stephen Bulls vivid account will be essential reading for anyone who is interested in commando fighting techniques and the early history of special forces.

British Commando 1940–45

British Commando 1940–45

  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472814835
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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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.

Ian Fleming's Commandos

Ian Fleming's Commandos

The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit

  • Author: Nicholas Rankin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199912025
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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In 1941, the United Kingdom faced its darkest hour: it stood alone against the Germans, who had chased British forces out of France, Norway, and Greece. All it had left were desperate measures--commando raids, intelligence coups, feats of derring-do. Any such "novel enterprise," wrote Admiral John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, required "an officer with drive and imagination of the highest order." He found one in Commander Ian Fleming. In Ian Fleming's Commandos, Nicholas Rankin tells the exciting story of a secret intelligence outfit conceived and organized by Fleming. Named 30 Assault Unit, the group was expected to seize enemy codebooks, cipher machines, and documents in high-stakes operations. Assault unit commandos fought in the North African campaign and the invasions of Sicily and Italy, poked over the bones of bombed Pantelleria, and liberated Capri. Rebranded '30 Assault Unit', they went ashore on D-Day, heading for rocket-sites and radar-stations. They helped liberate Paris (including the Ritz Bar and the Rothschild mansion) and then set out to steal scientific and industrial secrets from the heart of Germany. Their final amazing coup was to seize the entire archives of the German Navy's three hundred tons of documents. Ian Fleming flew out in person to accompany the loot back to Britain, where it was combed for evidence to use in the Nuremburg trials. Based on incisive research and written with verve and insight, this new paperback edition of Ian Fleming's Commandos brings to life a long-obscured chapter of World War II and reveals the inspiration behind Fleming's famous fiction.

Unequal Protection

Unequal Protection

The State Response to Violent Crime on South African Farms

  • Author: Bronwen Manby
  • Publisher: Human Rights Watch
  • ISBN: 9781564322630
  • Category: Agricultural laborers
  • Page: 242
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Abuse by Farm Owners

General Washingtonäó»s Commando

General Washingtonäó»s Commando

Benjamin Tallmadge in the Revolutionary War

  • Author: Richard F. Welch
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476615365
  • Category: History
  • Page: 204
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The multi-faceted Revolutionary War career of Benjamin Tallmadge included operations as a dragoon commander, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer, and master of combined land-sea operations. Tallmadge fought in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, and Germantown, and defended the Patriot population in the no-man’s-land of Westchester County against British and Tory raiders. After Washington rewarded him with his own legion, he unleashed bold raids on British-occupied Long Island from his bases in Connecticut. All the while, he ran Washington’s most active espionage ring in New York and Long Island. Reversing roles, he played a key role in foiling Benedict Arnold’s plot to betray the American stronghold of West Point to the British. Tallmadge’s Revolutionary service graphically illuminates the struggle in the region that witnessed the most continuous, relentless, often pitiless, fighting of the struggle. In particular, this book describes the internecine quality of the fighting in politically-divided Long Island and Westchester, and details how the struggle continued without let-up even after Yorktown. Though Tallmadge’s fascinating post-war career receives careful attention, the book focuses on his Revolutionary War service.

The Record Or, A Series of Official Papers Relative to the Condition and Treatment of the Native Tribes of South Africa

The Record Or, A Series of Official Papers Relative to the Condition and Treatment of the Native Tribes of South Africa

  • Author: Donald Moodie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 587
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Commandos

Commandos

The Making of America's Secret Soldiers, from Training to Desert Storm

  • Author: Douglas Waller
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: 1982128224
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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Discover what it takes to fight alongside the very best of America’s armed forces in this heart-pounding precursor to American Sniper and SEAL Team Six. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the most secret and elite of clandestine warriors, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Delta Force. Offering inside details of the US special operations forces, former Newsweek and Time correspondent Douglas Waller reveals the excruciating training and dangerous missions behind America’s elite fighting forces. Following them closely into battle in Operation Desert Storm, Waller shares never-before-revealed scenes and details from the US Special Forces–waged Scud-busting night raids, firefights, and some of the most unconventional and dangerous war missions in history. In this vivid account, Waller’s singular experience not only shines a light on the obstacles these soldiers face but gives an intimate portrait of the individual men and women serving our country. His inside reporting highlights the humanity of these soldiers by sharing their struggles, perseverance, and triumphs.

Secret Soldier

Secret Soldier

The True Life Story of Israel's Greatest Commando

  • Author: Muki Betser,Robert Rosenberg
  • Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 0802195210
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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Muki Betser was born in Israel's Jezreel Valley and grew up to become one of the leaders of his country's most elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal. Newspapers refer to the sayeret, or special reconnaissance forces, as the "tip of the spear" of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). But Sayeret Matkal-or simply, the Unit-was the cream of that crop, carrying out some of the best-known antiterrorist raids of the last twenty-five years.