Oliver's War: The Exploits of an SAS Sabotage Team During World War II

Oliver's War: The Exploits of an SAS Sabotage Team During World War II

by Mike Welham


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Oliver was born in the aftermath of the First World War; he grew up on a large estate learning the skills of poachers, fieldcraft, shooting and an instinct for navigation.

From an idyllic life he was sucked into the Second World War; he joined the army where he was given a commission. He had no idea that his future was to involve high adventure, combined with a bevy of female admirers who were to affect his life.

Formal soldiering did not sit well with him so the army focused his destiny. He trained as a commando. Posted to Egypt, the Long Range Desert Group sought his military and linguistic skills; he soon found himself deep behind the enemy lines gathering intelligence. Then he was transferred to the Special Air Service, where he took part in behind-the-lines raids against enemy targets in North Africa.

As the war in the desert drew to a close, he returned to England to prepare for the invasion of Europe. He led a four-man SAS team who were dropped into occupied France. Their mission was to blow up railway lines and trains at the market town of Le Dorat in south-west France, so as to delay the German army's hasty move north to counter the D-Day landings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542380652
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.70(d)

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