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The mammoth book of special forces : true stories of the fighting elite behind enemy lines

Author: Jon E Lewis
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This "collection contains 30 true and graphic accounts ... includes compelling accounts of recent operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia, with reports detailing the entire range of special forces from Delta Force, rangers and commandos to Navy SEALS and paratroopers ... several accounts lift the veil of secrecy ... such as the attempted assassination of Rommel by 11 Scottish Commando and 22 SAS's 'claret' raids  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon E Lewis
ISBN: 0786714271 9780786714278
OCLC Number: 56433200
Notes: Originally published in the UK by Robinson, 2004.
Description: x, 498 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Victor Two (22 SAS, Iraq 1991) / Peter "Yorky" Crossland --
Urgent Fury (US Rangers, Grenada 1983) / Ian Padden --
Cockleshell heroes (Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment, France 1942) / Patrick Pringle --
Operation Struggle (Royal Navy X Craft, Japan 1945) / T.J. Waldron, James Gleeson --
The drop (7 Flieger, Crete 1941) / Baron von der Heydte --
The Battery at Merville (The Parachute Regiment, France 1944) / Hilary St. George Saunders --
Bandit country (42 Commando RM, Malaya 1950) / Anthony Crockett --
Emergency exit (The Chindits, Burma 1943) / Bernard Fergusson --
Rung Sat (US Navy SEALs, Vietnam 1966) Ian Padden --
The Colombian job (22 SAS, Colombia 1991) / Gaz Hunter --
One night in the Aegean (SBS, Greece 1944) / John Lodwick --
Citadel (Waffen SS Special Troops, Hungary 1944) / Otto Skorzeny --
The Pass of La Molina (41 Royal Marine Commando, Italy 1943) / Hilary St. George Saunders --
The Lofoten Raid (11 Commando, Norway 1941) / Evan John --
Storm in the fjord (3 & 2 Commando, Norway 1941) / Graeme Cook --
The attack on Rommel's HQ (11 Scottish Commando, North Africa 1941) / Richard Arnold --
Desert patrol (Long Range Desert Group, North Africa 1941) / David Lloyd Owen --
Hunted (SBS, Italy 1943) / John Verney --
Pantelleria (2 SAS, Italy 1943) / John Cochrane --
Operation Jumbo (UN Composite Unit, Korea 1950) / Ellery Anderson --
Underwater taxi (HMS Seraph, Italy 1943) / Terence Robertson --
Eagle Claw (Delta Force, Iran 1980) / Ian Westwell --
Jungle fighters (22 SAS, Borneo 1963-5) / Jonathan Reed --
Interrogation (SOE, France 1944) / Bruce Marshall --
Operation Leopard (2 REP, French Foreign Legion, 1978) / Bruce Quarrie --
Recon (LRRP, Vietnam 1967) / Frank Camper --
The abduction (SOE, Crete 1942) / W. Stanley Moss --
Just Cause (US Navy SEALs & US 1st Ranger Battalion, Panama 1988) / David Eshel --
Dangerous encounter (1 SAS, France 1944) / Derrick Harrison --
Fighting fire with fire (22 SAS, Afghanistan 2002) / Eric Bailey.
Other Titles: Special forces
Responsibility: edited by Jon E. Lewis.
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This "collection contains 30 true and graphic accounts ... includes compelling accounts of recent operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia, with reports detailing the entire range of special forces from Delta Force, rangers and commandos to Navy SEALS and paratroopers ... several accounts lift the veil of secrecy ... such as the attempted assassination of Rommel by 11 Scottish Commando and 22 SAS's 'claret' raids in Indonesia in 1964. Each account has ... details of special forces hardware, kit or training, such as the Accuracy International L96A1 sniper rifle, US Special Forces selection and SAS Evasion and Rescue training"--Back cover.

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