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Special Forces Commander: The Life and Wars of Peter Wand-Tetley MC Commando, SAS, SOE and Paratrooper
     

Special Forces Commander: The Life and Wars of Peter Wand-Tetley MC Commando, SAS, SOE and Paratrooper

by Michael Scott
 

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Early in the Second World War, Peter Wand-Tetley volunteered for 'special service'. He saw action first with the newly formed Commandos raiding the North African coast and then in the fierce fighting on Crete. Operations with the LRDG in the Western Desert were followed by SAS actions as Rommel retreated to Tunis. Remarkably he then transferred to the Special

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Early in the Second World War, Peter Wand-Tetley volunteered for 'special service'. He saw action first with the newly formed Commandos raiding the North African coast and then in the fierce fighting on Crete. Operations with the LRDG in the Western Desert were followed by SAS actions as Rommel retreated to Tunis. Remarkably he then transferred to the Special Operations Executive and was parachuted 'blind' into enemy occupied Greece in 1943. His role was to train and equip Andarte guerillas and his contribution and courage were recognized by the award of an immediate MC.

Following victory in Europe he sailed with the Parachute Regiment to Javo where he fought in the counter-insurgency war.

As well as describing his exemplary war record, Special Forces Commander covers Wand-Tetley's early life (he was a superb marksman) and his career post war in the turbulent days of the end of Empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848846739
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
03/29/2012
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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