Ian Fleming's Commandos : The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit
By: Rankin, Nicholas.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011Description: 1 online resource (593 p.).ISBN: 9780199782901.Subject(s): Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964 -- Career in the military | Great Britain. Royal Marines. Assault Unit, 30 -- History | Intelligence officers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Military intelligence -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe | World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ian Fleming's Commandos : The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault UnitDDC classification: 940.54 | 940.54/8641 | 940.548641 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Maps; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Prologue; 1 Day Trip to Dieppe, 1942; 2 The Godfather; 3 Technology and War; 4 The Philosophy of the Pinch; 5 Doing Deals; 6 The Commandos Get Cracking; 7 Mapping the Future; 8 Mayhem in the Maghreb; 9 Testing the Waters; 10 Invasion of the Islands; 11 Freeing the French; 12 Breakthrough; 13 Operation Plunder; 14 Getting the Goods; 15 Aftermath; Acknowledgments; Source Notes; Index; plates; footnotes
In 1941, the United Kingdom faced its darkest hour: it stood alone against the Germans, who had chased British forces out of France, Norway, and Greece. All it had left were desperate measures--commando raids, intelligence coups, feats of derring-do. Any such ""novel enterprise,"" wrote Admiral John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, required ""an officer with drive and imagination of the highest order."" He found one in Commander Ian Fleming. In Ian Fleming's Commandos, Nicholas Rankin tells the exciting story of a secret intelligence outfit conceived and organized by Fleming. Named 30
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