Daring to Win: Special Forces at War

Daring to Win: Special Forces at War

by David Eshel

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Daring to Win: Special Forces at War by David Eshel

Sometimes, the outcome of a war depends upon special forces with the skills and the daring to go beyond the call of duty—and undertake especially dangerous assignments. Dividing his accounts into commando raids, air and seaborne actions, and postwar elite missions, author David Eshel—himself a retired officer in the Israeli military—charts 39 events where special forces have played a crucial role. They range from the "bridge too far" at Arnhem to the audacious raid at Entebbe, and include early storm troopers in World War One, the Dambuster bombers, and underwater warriors. It will make clandestine operations just a little less secret. 240 pages, 35 b/w illus., 5 X 7 3/4.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780304350537
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 08/01/1998
Series: Cassell Military Classics Ser.
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(2)
Part One: Great Commando Actions 9(94)
1. Storm troopers on the Western Front
11(4)
2. Commando Raid into Poland
15(2)
3. Dawn Attack on Eben Emael
17(7)
4. The Commando Attack on Vaagso
24(5)
5. The Bruneval Raid
29(5)
6. St-Nazaire: The Greatest Raid of All
34(7)
7. Operation 'Mercury' at Maleme Airfield
41(5)
8. Airfield Raids
46(6)
9. Target Rommel
52(4)
10. The Commandos at Dieppe
56(5)
11. Soviet Airborne Troops
61(6)
12. Secret Mission to North Africa
67(5)
13. Rescue from the Gran Sasso
72(6)
14. The Bridge at Benouville
78(3)
15. The Merville Battery
81(4)
16. Rangers at Pointe du Hoc
85(5)
17. The Bridge at Arnhem
90(7)
18. Wingate's Chindit Raiders
97(6)
Part Two: Post-War Elite Actions 103(64)
19. Action at the Mitla Pass
105(6)
20. The British in Aden
111(4)
21. The Golanis Storm Tel Fahar
115(4)
22. A Hit Team to Beirut
119(3)
23. The Entebbe Rescue
122(6)
24. Hell at A Shau, Vietnam
128(4)
25. Mission to Ras Gharib
132(3)
26. Delta Force
135(6)
27. The Attack on Goose Green
141(6)
28. 3 Commando in the Falklands
147(4)
29. Grenada--Into a Hot Drop Zone
151(5)
30. Operation 'Just Cause', Panama
156(5)
31. The Secret Warriors of 'Desert Storm'
161(6)
Part Three: Raiders from the Sky 167(28)
32. The Low-Level Game
169(4)
33. Daylight Raid to Augsburg
173(5)
34. The Dambusters
178(6)
35. At Ground Level to Ploesti
184(5)
36. Lightning Strike to Baghdad
189(6)
Part Four: Warriors of the Sea 195(16)
37. Sinking the Tirpitz
197(4)
38. The Human Torpedoes
201(4)
39. Israel's Naval Commandos in Action
205(6)
Index 211

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