No.10 (Inter-Allied) Commando 1942–45

Britain’s Secret Commando

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No.10 (Inter-Allied) Commando 1942–45

Britain’s Secret Commando

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The largest, but least-known of all Britain's elite wartime Commando raiding units, No.10 (Inter-Allied) was recruited from volunteers from many nations who had fled to Britain after their own countries fell to the Nazis. Alongside Poles, Frenchmen, Dutchmen, Belgians and Norwegians, the unit included a small number of remarkably brave German and Austrian refugees. These commandos took part in daring raids, intelligence missions and conventional infantry battles, earning many decorations for gallantry and leadership. Detailing the wartime exploits of these courageous fighters, some of whom went on to form the nucleus of their liberated nations' new special forces, this book gives an insight into a fascinating unit that is often overlooked.

Table of Contents

Initial formation, 1940, and first disbandment · Re-activation, 1942 · Doctrine and mission; training at Achnacarry · The national Troops: 1 & 2 Tps (French) · Dutch Tp · 4, 9 & 10 Tos (Belgian) · 5 Tp (Norwegian) · 6 Tp (Polish) · 7 Tp (Yugoslavian) · X Tp ('British')

Product details

Published 05 Jul 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841769998
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 142
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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