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Fighting with Popski s Private Army

Author : Park Yunnie
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This WWII memoir gives the inside story of Britain’s legendary demolition squadron and their daring escapades in Italy and Norther Africa. During the Second World War, a Russian-born emigre named Vladimir Peniakoff emerged as a decorated officer of the British Special Forces in Cairo. Code-named Popski, he started the No. 1 Demolition Squadron—known as Popski’s Private Army—charged with thwarting Field-Marshal Rommel’s fuel supply in Northern Africa. This is the story of Popski's famous fighting unit as told by his second-in-command, Captain Bob (Park) Yunnie. As Britain’s Eighth Army advanced toward Tripoli, PPA set out in jeeps across the desert to mount raids behind the Mareth Line in Southern Tunisia. In his lively and intimate account, Yunnie describes the ensuing action at Gafsa and Kasserine, and vividly depicts the sorties which took the men straight across the German Line of Command. As Tunis fell to the Allies on May, 7th, 1943, PPA began raid operations for the Italian Campaign. Dropped into Central Italy by RAF gliders, they set about blowing up strategic targets while waiting for the Allied landings. Yunnie takes command of his own patrol, and through a series of daring missions, colorful characters flit in and out of the front-line action.

Popski s Private Army

Author : Vladimir Peniakoff
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In October 1942, with the sanction of the army, Vladimir Peniakoff (nicknamed Popski) formed his own elite fighting force. By befriending and enlisting desert Arabs, he was able to penetrate deep into German territory without being detected - over the next year, 'Popski's Private Army' carried out a series of raids behind the German lines that were truly spectacular. A bestseller when it was first published in 1950, POPSKI'S PRIVATE ARMY is a classic account of the war in the desert, and later in Italy, as seen through the eyes of a maverick soldier, hailed as the Second World War's answer to T.E. Lawrence.

Fortune s Warriors

Author : James R. Davis
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From the jungles of west Africa to the killing fields of the former Yugoslavia, wherever the next global hotspot flares into action, the private military waits, ready to step into the fray. Once they were known as "soldiers of fortune." Now, they call themselves "military advisors." The honourable history of soldiers-for-hire clashes with the modern distaste for "mercenaries." In this compelling and controversial new book, James Davis reveals the shadowy inside world of the multi-billion-dollar international security industry.

With Popski s Private Army

Author : Ben Owen
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Humphreys

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Private Army

Author : Vladimir Peniakoff
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Søgeord: PPA; Jebel Akhdar; Kufra;Senussi;

News from Belgium and the Belgian Congo

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American Book Publishing Record

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The Year s Work in Literature

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American Notes Queries

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Books and Bookmen

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New Statesman

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The Gunners of Canada

Author : Gerald W. L. Nicholson
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British Book News

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The World War II Bookshelf

Author : James F. Dunnigan
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Guerrillas in Uniform

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Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies

Author : Anthony Baker
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"This is a remarkable work of reference. It brings together into one comprehensive volume the story of of the achievements of the British and Commonwealth armies over 300 years of service. It tells of and lists the battles fought, whether they were honoured or -- equally importante -- whether they were not and are now largely forgotten, and which regiments were involved ..." -- Inside front cover.

Eighth Army

Author : Robin Neillands
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This masterful epic of military history thrillingly chronicles the defeats and triumphs of the Eighth Army, considered by many to be the most remarkable fighting force of WW II, renowned for holding the Axis at bay from North Africa to the Alps from1939 to 1945. Photos. Maps.

Battle axe Division

Author : Ken Ford
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In 1942, Britain's 78th (Battleaxe) Division was the elite spearhead for the imminent invasion of North Africa. The 78th had been assembled in Scotland that same year and adopted the insignia of a yellow Crusader's battleaxe on a black background. In November 1942, the 78th landed in Algiers as part of Operation Torch and fought a series of crucial actions there and in Tunisia. During the winter of 1942/3, it was involved in some of the most gruelling and costly fighting of the war: actions at Tebourba and Longstop Hill became famous as battles of dogged resistance against the odds. The two VCs which were won in these firefights, together with another awarded later on the Gustav Line in Italy in 1944, show that the division was constantly in the thick of the action.

Daring Missions of World War II

Author : William Breuer
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(Cleveland, TN) is a military historian and author of over twenty books, most of them related to World War II. Eleven of his previous books have been Main Selections of the Military Book Club.