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William Orlando Darby, a military biography

Author: Michael J King
Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Led by dauntless William O. Darby, the elite fighting unit commonly known as Darby's Rangers battled successfully in the World War II campaigns of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. These units, originally modeled on the British Commandos, were trained in shock tactics, unconventional warfare, special weaponry, demolition operations behind enemy lines and the like ... [Michael] King has integrated the biography of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
King, Michael J. (Michael Julius), 1941-
William Orlando Darby, a military biography.
Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1981
(OCoLC)558183067
Named Person: William Orlando Darby; William Orlando Darby
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J King
ISBN: 0208018670 9780208018670
OCLC Number: 6649511
Description: ix, 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The young Darby --
The foundation and organization of the Rangers --
North Africa --
Sicily --
From Salerno to the winter line --
Anzio, Cisterna di Littoria --
The War Department and the 10th Mountain Division.
Responsibility: by Michael J. King.
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"Led by dauntless William O. Darby, the elite fighting unit commonly known as Darby's Rangers battled successfully in the World War II campaigns of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. These units, originally modeled on the British Commandos, were trained in shock tactics, unconventional warfare, special weaponry, demolition operations behind enemy lines and the like ... [Michael] King has integrated the biography of a superb mid-level combat commander and the study of an elite military unit in action"--Jacket.

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