The Resource Combined operations, The Official Story of The Commandos, Hilary St. George Saunders, (electronic resource)

Combined operations, The Official Story of The Commandos, Hilary St. George Saunders, (electronic resource)

Label
Combined operations, The Official Story of The Commandos
Title
Combined operations
Title number
The Official Story of The Commandos
Statement of responsibility
Hilary St. George Saunders
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is an astonishing, absolutely absorbing account of the accomplishments of those picked men from the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force, who work with U.S. Rangers and others of the United Nations in what is known officially as Combined Operations-or, more popularly, the Commandos. So far as possible, without giving aid to the enemy, it is the complete story of the Commandos since the very beginning of their activities, commencing with the experimental attacks on Norwegian islands, and proceeding with more ambitious attempts on the Continent. In quick succession follow highly dramatic accounts of the assault on southern Italy, the evacuation of Crete, the defeat of the French in Syria, the daring penetration of the enemy's line in Libya-culminating in the suspenseful stalking of Rommel's headquarters-the assault on St. Nazaire, the capture of Madagascar, the Dieppe raid, the invasion of North Africa. The book is utterly without heroics, and yet is all heroism. The reader marvels at the terrible efficiency, the terrible simplicity, the terrible courage and the awesome nonchalance of the British Royal Navy and Army and R.A.F. men who participate in these raids. The author has the true narrator's gift-a style which is direct, authentic, episodic in a high degree, and stirring from beginning to end. The inspiring scenes he describes keep recurring to the reader long after the book has been laid aside
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Saunders, MC, Hilary St. George
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • United States
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Special Forces
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Combined operations, The Official Story of The Commandos, Hilary St. George Saunders, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11691912
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11691912
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11691912
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Combined operations, The Official Story of The Commandos, Hilary St. George Saunders, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11691912
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11691912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11691912
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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