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Description: Macdonald, London, 1970, 1st edn. UK, trade paperback, 160pp, numerous half tone photo and line ills. and maps, photo pictorial wrappers, in the series 'Purnell's History of the Second World War', Weapons Book 7, in the darkest days of June, 1940, an idea of Lt-Col. Dudley Clarke was implemented with the forming of the first Independent Companies, special service units for raiding the enemy on his own ground and which became the Commandos, the first operations being against the French coast and Guernsey in June and July 1940, to be followed by such well known raids as Lofoten Islands and Spitzbergen in the Arctic, Layforce in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, Vaagso in Norway, St. Nazaire and Dieppe in France, etc., with sections on the training at Achnacarry and on many smaller raids, the Commandos were so effective that Hitler issued his notorious Commando Order that any taken alive were not to be treated as POW's but were to be shot, lightly rubbed at tips, multi-currency label upper wrapper, very good plus,

Keywords: war ww2 history commando guernsey lofoten spitzbergen mountbatten laycock layforce suda bay crete rommel vaagso nazaire athnacarry sark dieppe

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