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Commandos and Rangers (Kindle)

D-Day Operations

D-Day & Normandy Post WWII Aviation Military

By Tim Saunders
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 9.2 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781783407804
eBook Released: 25th July 2012


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In the dark days of 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill showed his belief in ultimate victory by ordering the raising of the elite Commandos to 'break the intolerable shackles of defeat.' Having proved their worth in numerous raids and operations in the Mediterranean they and their American counterparts, the Rangers, were automatic choices for the most demanding and vital missions of the D-Day Landings in June 1944. These included the capture of key ports, enemy coastal defences and the securing of vulnerable open flanks. rnrnThe tasks allotted to the Rangers included the seizure of Pointe du Hoc while No 4 Commando took the port of Ouisterham and 47 Royal Marine Commando that of Port-en-Bessin. These daring actions and many others are vividly described in this superb book written by a highly experienced battlefield tour expert and the author of many acclaimed guide books. Indeed each chapter concludes with invaluable tour notes for those who wish to visit these historic sites. rnrnIt was only thanks to thorough planning, specialist training, inspiring leadership and, above all, the courage of the men involved that these missions were successfully achieved – but at great cost.

A first-class work detailing the work of the elite British Commandos and their American counterpart the Rangers. Having proved their worth, both units were automatic choices for some of the most demanding and vital missions of the D-Day landings...These daring actions are ably described here and provide a fascinating account of thee elite units at war. Outstanding work 10/10.

The Great War Magazine

About Tim Saunders

TIM SAUNDERS served as an infantry officer with the British Army for thirty years, during which time he took the opportunity to visit campaigns far and wide, from ancient to modern. Since leaving the Army he has become a full time military historian, with this being his sixteenth book, and has made nearly fifty full documentary films with Battlefield History and Pen & Sword. He is an active guide and accredited member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides.

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