COMBINED OPERATIONS The Official Story of the Commandos by Anonymous

COMBINED OPERATIONS The Official Story of the Commandos

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Publicly author-less, this is the work of Hilary A. St. George Saunders, more familiarly known as Francis Beeding or David Pilgrim. It is the official record of the Commando performances to date, spare, factual, impersonal, and one which we feel may very well lack the appeal of the more dramatic, more human Dress Rehearsal. There's no play made here for color or interest beyond the account per se. The introductory chapters cover the formation and training of the Commando units; the story of each attack (objective, participants, achievements, withdrawal) follow -- from the early, small-scale raids on France in 1940 to Lofoten and Vaagso in Norway, to Egypt, Madagascar, and finally to the large offensives on St. Nazaire, Dieppe and North Africa. Three-dimensional warfare, this, which requires the most of the least, and which is the proving-ground for Europe's invasion. June Dual B.O.M. Selection -- and if not the most readable, the most authentic and detailed report to date.

Pub Date: May 18th, 1943
Publisher: Macmillan