This book is one of a series published recently by the same compilers, to which I have become a convert. I have found them increasingly useful for my research, and as a quick point of reference in respect of the campaigns they cover. The book comprises six despatches, one by Lieutenant General MASSY that covers the two operations codenamed Maurice Force and Sickle Force in central Norway; the second covers the first and second naval battles of Narvik, in early April 1940. The third despatch was written by Admiral of the Fleet, the Earl of Cork and Orrery, and has as two appendices, the dispatches those from Major General MACKESY and Lieutenant General AUCHINLECK, which cover the operations in Northern Norway around Narvik. The last three were written by Admiral TOVEY, to detail the operations on Kirkenes, and the raids on the Lofoten Islands and Vaagso Island in 1941. Each despatch is reprinted in its original format, and as such, they contain a wealth of information, including some orders.. Read more
British Military History
Mr Dix's book aims to provide a balanced overview of this largely forgotten campaign, offering an exploration of the background politics alongside an in-depth discussion of military strategy and tactics. Dedicated to the author's father, it is a labour of love, which Mr Dix spent a decade researching. The thoroughness of his research makes it a useful resource for anyone wanting an introduction to this chapter of history.
This book tells the story of the origins of the Commandos, a unit raised on the specific and personal orders of Winston Churchill. The author James Dunning, was himself a member of No 4 Commando during WW2 and took part in a number of it's raids before becoming an instructor. His account concentrates on all aspects of training, and provides a fascinating insight into principles and techniques that still apply today.
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