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The Atlas of Special Operations of World War Two

Alexander Swanston
Item #: D74045
Format: Cloth
Pages/Publication Date: 180 / 2014
ISBN: 9781848844971
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Fought on every conceivable terrain using every weapon available, World War II necessitated the creation of special operations forces who could achieve objectives beyond the reach of traditional troops. From elite German paratroopers used to capture strategic targets to the massed airdrops of Operation Market Garden, and from the morale-boosting Dam Busters raid to small-scale commando attacks along the Norwegian coast, Alex Swanston covers the formation of specific units, explains why and how they were employed, and details the outcomes of their actions and how these operations affected the wider war. Eighty black and white photos are paired here with 100 contemporary color maps that show the attack formations for such battles as Omaha Beach, Corregidor, and the Warsaw Uprising.


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