Providence Their Guide: Long Range Desert Group 1940 - 1945 - OWEN, Major General David LloydLeo Cooper, 2000, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.
The Long Range Desert Group has the distinction of being not just one of the first special forces units to be formed in the Second World War but, more importantly, one of the most effective; General Erwin Rommel is on record as believing so. There is no more fitting way to mark the 60th Anniversary of the LRDG's formation than to re-publish the unit's story written by David Lloyd Owen who served with the LRDG for much of its existence, commanding it for nearly two years. This splendid record takes the reader behind enemy lines not only in North Africa but in Italy, the Aegean and the Balkans. It paints a vivid picture of the unit's colourful characters: for example, Ralph Bagnold who put to good use the knowledge he gained from his pre-war desert travels. The LRDG was truly international with New Zealanders and Rhodesians playing key roles. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 238pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8˝" x 5˝")
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