The Long Range Desert Group 1940-1945

The Long Range Desert Group 1940-1945

New Vanguard 32
  • Author: Robin Jenner
  • Illustrator: Peter Sarson
  • Short code: NVG 32
  • Publication Date: 1 Jul 1999
  • ISBN: 9781855329584
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Formed on 3 July 1940, the Long Range Desert Group was the brilliant product of the vision of Major Ralph Bagnold of the Royal Corps of Signals. As a model for what is now commonly know as a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol unit, the Group can have few equals.

Biographical Note

Robin Jenner and David List both have a strong interest in the British Army during the Second World War and in the 'unconventional warfare' units in particular. Peter Sarson has produced graphic cutaways for many armoured vehicle publications, and is regarded as one of the world's great illustrators of military vehicles. Peter lives and works in Dorset. Mike Badrocke is one of Osprey's most highly respected and accomplished illustrators, notably in the field of precision 'cutaway' artwork, as exemplified in this volume. He has over the years produced quality artwork for numerous books, magazines and industry publications throughout the world, not only in the field of militaria, but also in the intricate and technically demanding sphere of aviation publishing. Kevin Lyles is a talented illustrator of military subjects. He has illustrated several books for Osprey over the years.

Contents

Introduction The Concept: Early Days Personnel Organisation and Equipment Command, Control and Communications Operations Chronology of Major Operations and Events in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations, by both Conventional Forces and the LRDG

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