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The History of 30 Assault Unit : Ian Fleming's Red Indians (Hardcover)

Author: Cabell, Craig

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The Second World War spawned a plethora of crack special forces units (Long Range Desert Group, SAS, SBS, Phantom and Commandos) but 30 Assault Unit remains, even today, more secretive and exclusive than the others. Formed by Ian Fleming, who was working for Naval Intelligence and went on to create Commander James Bond, 30 AU's mission was to penetrate and operate behind enemy lines, capture by whatever means necessary vital intelligence and feed it back to London where it could be assimilated and acted upon.

This crack team of commandos included mavericks such as Patrick Dalzel-Job (generally regarded as the model for Fleming's fictional secret agent 007), and less well known figures, despite their conspicuous bravery, as Captain Huntingdon-Whiteley, Captain Martin-Smith. Lieutenant Commander Curtis and Lieutenant McFee.

The author has trawled archives and interviewed veterans in order to piece together the thrilling story and superb record of this elusive special forces unit who fought with such distinction. The result is a splendid piece of little known World War Two history


Publisher Pen & Sword
Mfg Part# 9781844159505
SKU 214430525
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1844159507
Release Date 1/1/2010
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