The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II

Product Number: EB00743573
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629140711
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

A heavily detailed and illustrated account of special forces units during the Second World War from the author of The Historical Atlas of World War II. The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II covers special operations from all parts of the armed forces of the Second World War. From early FallschirmjAger raids to capture strategic targets to the massed airdrops of Operation Market Garden, from the low level raids of the Dam Busters to small scale Commando raids along the Norwegian coast, it covers the formation of specific units, why and how they were employed and details the outcomes of their actions and how these operations affected the wider war. The raids, carried out by select and specially trained men and women of the Allied and Axis forces, are covered from the deserts of North Africa and the cold Balkan mountains to the deep jungle of Burma and the vast openness of the Pacific Ocean. Featuring eighty photographs and more than one hundred maps detailing the operations, The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II is perfect for anyone who wants to see how the war was really fought—and won.

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Author(s): Alex Swanston
Original Publish Date: Jan 27, 2015

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