Desert Raiders

Axis and Allied Special Forces 1940–43

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Desert Raiders

Axis and Allied Special Forces 1940–43

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Although harsh and inhospitable, the North African theatre of World War II proved to be a perfect environment for irregular warfare and the deployment of Special Forces. Following Italy's entry into the war in June 1940, the Western Desert became the background for a long conflict dominated by motorized units. The major combatants Great Britain, Free France, Italy and Germany all developed irregular units to exploit the unique conditions of the region with varying degrees of success. This book details the genesis, organization and tactics of these forces, including such famous units as the Long Range Desert Group and the Special Air Service.

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Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472802156
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 25 col
Series Battle Orders
Short code BTO 23
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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