[PDF] Download ✓ Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines | by ☆ James Owen

By James Owen | Comments: ( 522 ) | Date: ( Apr 08, 2020 )

June 1940 As Britain s soldiers limped home from Dunkirk, a maverick Army officer was already devising a bold plan to hit back at the enemy His idea was to revolutionise military thinking and change the face of warfare for ever Relying as much on stealth and guile as on courage and stamina, the Commandos brought to the battlefield the skills of the guerrilla Trained byJune 1940 As Britain s soldiers limped home from Dunkirk, a maverick Army officer was already devising a bold plan to hit back at the enemy His idea was to revolutionise military thinking and change the face of warfare for ever Relying as much on stealth and guile as on courage and stamina, the Commandos brought to the battlefield the skills of the guerrilla Trained by an unconventional band of experts, and led by a big game hunter, a film star, a Highland chief and an eccentric wielding a bow and arrow, they became the spearhead of the Allied drive for victory.Weaving together official documents, new research and veterans own accounts, Commando reveals for the first time the exhilarating full story of WWII s most formidable fighting force.


  • Title: Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines
  • Author: James Owen
  • ISBN: 9781408703021
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

James Owen

James Owen Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines book, this is one of the most wanted James Owen author readers around the world.



Comments Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines

  • Jaipal

    This book starts off like a comedy but ends on a high note, sort of. The author starts with the creation of the commandos and how they were useful for lifting the spirits of the British people after fighting a defensive war at the start of the second world war. The book gives details on the creation of the Special Boat Service and the Special Air Service. The beginning was not impressive at all and their missions were a mix of mishaps and luck than skill. However, these men who became commandos [...]


  • Jim

    Probably pretty useful if you're researching individual raids. Not enough continuity if you're just reading as a book. It appears that the vast majority of raids failed because of lack of planning, lack of training, or just sheer incompetence or bad luck. The few that were successful usually resulted in all, or most, of the force being wiped out. It appears the war was won because of luck, not competence. I'll admit I gave up about half way through the book.


  • Nishant Pappireddi

    Good run down of Commando operations, along with a realistic view of their impact.


  • Heikki

    Few military terms are more revered than Commando. Mention it, and immediately images spring to mind of balaclava-headed men with a knife across their teeth, scaling a wall to an enemy fortress on their way to dispose of the enemy commander.This book delivers the complete story of the men who served in Commando units during World War 2. It takes you right from the fledgling units which tested the premise of extremely tough, resourceful, and brave men attempting small team warfare against heavily [...]


  • Brett Thomasson

    Commandos are an excellent source of action story heroics -- from World War II when they first began to be used and called by that name even to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Their daring tactics and obvious bravery sometimes lend them an outsized reputation for effectiveness and impact, as historian James Owens outlines in his 2012 book Commando: Winning WW2 Behind Enemy Lines.Owens shows how a handful of officers saw the need for small, quick striking forces to attack different ene [...]


  • Steve Markham

    This book didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know and whilst tryin to give an overview didn't really achieve anything much. Was still interesting though but


  • John

    Lots of interesting information and exciting stories, but the writing lacked a spark for me. I found the book a bit of a chore.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Name *
Email *
Website
  • [PDF] Download ✓ Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines | by ☆ James Owen
    461 James Owen
  • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ✓ Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines | by ☆ James Owen
    Posted by:James Owen
    Published :2020-01-10T01:12:00+00:00