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History of the Long Range Desert Group : Providence Their Guide - David Lloyd Owen

History of the Long Range Desert Group

Providence Their Guide

By: David Lloyd Owen, John Keegan (Preface by)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2000
ISBN: 9780850527124
Number Of Pages: 249

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In a campaign know for many special warfare units, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) became one of the greatest legends of the North African Campaign in World War II. Equipped with specially modified light trucks, the British, New Zealand, and Rhodesian troops of the LRDG roamed far behind German lines on a variety of dangerous missions.Although they sometimes engaged in combat directly, most LRDG missions were reconnaissance or guiding other special units, such as the Special Air Service, across the desert. Royal Naval officers had trained LRDG men to navigate by the stars, so the trackless desert was little impediment to their operations. By war's end LRDG operations had shifted to Italy and the Mediterranean, and the unit had played a prime role in establishing Britain's reputation for special forces operations. This classic insider's account of the LRDG has been updated and supplemented with new photographs to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the LRDG in June 2000.

ISBN: 9780850527124
ISBN-10: 0850527120
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 249
Published: 31st January 2000
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised