Darby's Rangers 1942–45 cover
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This title follows one recruit through commando, raiding and amphibious training in Scotland, and into action. It shows how the Rangers differed from the standard infantryman in both their combat mission and their combat skills, and how tactics were modified in the light of lessons learned. The experiences of battle covered include the Rangers' first action during the 1942 Dieppe raid, fighting elite Italian Bersaglieri units at Station de Sened and the Afrika Korps at Dernaia Pass in 1943, spearheading the invasion of Sicily and Italy in late 1943, and the gruelling combat up the Italian boot until war's end. Packed with first hand accounts, and many unpublished photographs, it provides a vivid description of life among the elite soldiers of Darby's Rangers during World War II (1939-1945).

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment · Training · Appearance and equipment · Everyday life · Experience of battle: coastal raiding, North Africa and Italy · Colour plate commentary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Index

Product details

Published Apr 20 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841766270
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 51 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 69
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Mir Bahmanyar

Mir Bahmanyar served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion.…

Illustrator

Michael Welply

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