Darby's Rangers 1942–45

Darby's Rangers 1942–45

Warrior 69
  • Author: Mir Bahmanyar
  • Illustrator: Michael Welply
  • Short code: WAR 69
  • Publication Date: 20 Apr 2003
  • Number of Pages: 64
Users in the USA and Canada please select your location at the top of this page to see prices in your currency. Users in the UK and the Rest of the World will be billed in GBP.

Availability: In stock

Please tick the formats you would like to buy:

Paperback
9781841766270
$18.95
eBook (ePub)
9781780966502
$15.16
eBook (PDF)
9781780966915
$15.16
Bundle Offer! Choose a print and eBook format above and get 25% off both!
About our eBooks

About this Product

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 Packed with first hand accounts, and many unpublished photographs, it provides a vivid description of life among the elite soldiers of Darby's Rangers.

Biographical Note

Mir Bahmanyar served in the US Army from 1986-89, and currently is an independent film producer and writer. Mir specializes in US Army Ranger history and along with fellow ex-servicemen has set up www.suasponte.com, a site dedicated to the history of the Rangers. Mir received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in History. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his Pitbull and Akita dogs.Michael Welply was born in London in 1948 and moved to Winnipeg, Canada in 1950. In 1981 he moved with his family to central France, where he still lives. Having studied art first in Winnipeg and then in Paris, Michael began his illustrating career in 1977 and has worked for many publishers in Europe and the United States. He has illustrated over 50 books, ranging from historical work to fantasy and fairy tales.

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

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Close