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Fire from the Forest By Roger Ford

Fire from the Forest by Roger Ford

Condition - Very Good
$23,49
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Summary

An account of the behind-the-lines missions that supported the D-Day landings, and the breakout from Normandy. The SAS mounted 36 operations sabotaging railways, calling in airstrikes and ambushing German units on their way to the battlefront. This tale exposes the limits and the potential of elite military units, and the civilian resistance.

Fire from the Forest Summary

Fire from the Forest: The SAS Brigade in France, 1944 by Roger Ford

This is a comprehensive account of the behind-the-lines missions that supported the D-Day landings and the breakout from Normandy. The SAS mounted 36 operations behind enemy lines, sabotaging railways, calling in airstrikes and ambushing German units on their way to the battlefront. Some achieved results out of all proportion to the small numbers of SAS involved. Others, like the ill-fated 'Operation Bulbasket', led to the capture and execution of many SAS men. It is a sanguinary tale that exposes the limits as well as the potential of elite military units and the civilian resistance movements they fought alongside.

About Roger Ford

Roger Ford, with a background in computing and information technology dating from the mid-1960s, is a relative late-comer to military history. He is the author of dozens of works in the field of military technology and weapons systems, incluing THE GRIM REAPER, a highly acclaimed account of the development and employment of the machine gun. He lives in rural southern France.

Additional information

GOR001371529
9780304363353
0304363359
Fire from the Forest: The SAS Brigade in France, 1944 by Roger Ford
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-07-10
320
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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