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The Fighting Fourth : No 4 Commando at War 1940-45.

Author: James Dunning
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2013.
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Covering the legendary Lofoten and Dieppe raids, the D-Day landings and the capture of Flushing, James Dunning recounts the history of No 4 Commando, an elite wartime special service unit, from formation in 1940 to disbandment five years later. The author, himself a 'Fighting Fourth' veteran, describes how 500 volunteers, despite initial problems, prejudices and frustrations, developed into one of the most feared  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dunning, James.
Fighting Fourth : No 4 Commando at War 1940-45.
New York : The History Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Dunning
ISBN: 9780750951913 0750951915
OCLC Number: 852757053
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; Author's Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 It All Started in Weymouth; 2 And So to Scotland; 3 Action at Last, in the Lofoten Islands; 4 The Lovat Philosophy --
'Train Hard, Fight Easy'; 5 The Dieppe Raid --
19 August 1942; 6 Post-Dieppe and the End of the Lovat Era; 7 Training, Training, and Preparations for D-Day; 8 To Normandy --
'The Longest Day'; 9 The Long Stint --
7 June to 9 September; 10 Walcheren --
Perfect Little Campaign; 11 It All Ended in Germany; Bibliography.

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Covering the legendary Lofoten and Dieppe raids, the D-Day landings and the capture of Flushing, James Dunning recounts the history of No 4 Commando, an elite wartime special service unit, from formation in 1940 to disbandment five years later. The author, himself a 'Fighting Fourth' veteran, describes how 500 volunteers, despite initial problems, prejudices and frustrations, developed into one of the most feared fighting formations of the Second World War.

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