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Combined Operations--The Official Story of the Commandos
Combined Operations--The Official Story of the Commandos Author:Hilary A St. George Saunders The book is a brief history of the Commando raids, beginning with the kidnapping of a German lighthouse keeper on an island off the coast, and working up to the great Dieppe raid and the preliminaries to our invasion of North Africa. — After a first quick picture of a small commando group in action, the book outlines in detail how commandos are s... more »elected and trained, who the men are, what they have to know, what they have to learn, how they are assembled, what unusual tactics they must acquire before they can begin to fight.
The high points of the book are two great raids of which one was highly successful, and one was relatively, but only relatively, a failure.« less