Undercover Sailors: Secret Operations of World War II

By: HAMPSHIRE, A. Cecil

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HAMPSHIRE, A. Cecil. Undercover Sailors : Secret Operations of World War IILondon: William Kimber, (1981). First Edition. Pp (8).[9]-208 + 8 pagses o f photographs. 8vo, blue cloth. "The Second World War spawned a surprising number of 'special units', each trained, equipped and prepared for some particular offensive operation or series of operations. They included commandos, long range penetration forces, desert groups and a variety of cloak and dagger parties, most of them conveyed about their clandestine exploits by sea. [...] Among [the groups in this volume are] the Raiding Forces Aegean, whose seaborne depredations became a nightmare to the enemy's island garrisons; the Sea Reconnaissance Unit, who fought on surfboards against the Japanese in Burma; and the African Coastal Flotilla, whose crews nightly and inall weathers voyaged to enemy-held coasts to land or bring away secret age nts , both men and women, whose tasks were to gather intelligence, encourage resistance and operate escape routes for Allied prisoners-of-war and others whose capture was sought by the enemy." - from the dj. Chapters: I. Corsairs of the Aegean; II. The Surfboard Commandos; III. The Tragedy of Operation 'Checkmate'; IV. Clandestine 'Boating Parties.' With bibliography and index. Vg in vg dj. 35.00

Title: Undercover Sailors: Secret Operations of World War II

Author Name: HAMPSHIRE, A. Cecil

Categories: 72,

Publisher: William Kimber, London, 1981,:

Seller ID: 83149

Keywords: MILITARY POW ESCAPE COMMANDOS COMMANDO FORCES ENGLISH BRITISH NAUTICAL,