Desert Raiders: Axis and Allied Special Forces 1940-43

Desert Raiders: Axis and Allied Special Forces 1940-43

by Andrea Molinari
     
 

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Although harsh and inhospitable, the North African theatre of World War II proved to be a perfect environment for irregular warfare and the deployment of Special Forces.Following Italy's entry into the war in June 1940, the Western Desert became the background for a long conflict dominated by motorized units. The major combatants - Great Britain, Free France, Italy

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Although harsh and inhospitable, the North African theatre of World War II proved to be a perfect environment for irregular warfare and the deployment of Special Forces.Following Italy's entry into the war in June 1940, the Western Desert became the background for a long conflict dominated by motorized units. The major combatants - Great Britain, Free France, Italy and Germany - all developed irregular units to exploit the unique conditions of the region with varying degrees of success. This book details the genesis, organization and tactics of these forces, including such famous units as the Long Range Desert Group and the Special Air Service.

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“In all it makes fascinating reading and tends to explode a few myths along the way. It is a book that I found enlightening and entertaining and I'm sure you will as well.” —Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (July 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472802156
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Series:
Battle Orders , #23
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
751,409
File size:
57 MB
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Meet the Author

Andrea Molinari has worked as a junior researcher on international defence issues in both civil and military Italian research institutes. He has also worked for major Italian publishing companies as an editor and translator for the Italian editions of military history books, and is currently a managing editor working on military history and modelling projects.

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