Long Range Desert Group Patrolman

The Western Desert 1940–43

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Long Range Desert Group Patrolman

The Western Desert 1940–43

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Osprey's study of patrolmen of the Long Range Desert Group of World War II (1939-1945). Nicknamed the 'Libyan Desert Taxi Service' by the SAS, the Long Range Desert Group was tasked with strategic reconnaissance and raiding operations deep inside the enemy-held deserts of North Africa. Armed with light weapons only, and equipped with specially converted light cars and trucks capable of withstanding the harsh conditions, the LRDG quickly proved it could operate in parts of the desert which other troops, including the enemy, found impassable. This new Warrior title examines the soldiers of the LRDG from the group's formation, through training, to combat in vast, lonely, and deadly deserts of North Africa.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Recruitment/Enlistment /Training /Appearance /Equipment /Conditions of Service /On Campaign /Belief and Belonging /Experience of Battle /After the Battle /Collecting/Museums/Re-enactment /Bibliography /Glossary /Index

Product details

Published Jul 20 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846039249
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 47 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 148
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Tim Moreman

Tim Moreman is a freelance military historian livi…

Illustrator

Raffaele Ruggeri

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he stil…

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