The Long Range Desert Group in North Africa (Hardcover)

The Long Range Desert Group in North Africa By Brendan O'Carroll Cover Image


Formed in July 1940 for reconnaissance and intelligence gathering behind enemy lines, the Long Range Desert Group was the first British special force unit. In no time the LRDG earned itself an enviable reputation for deep penetration patrols into German and Italian held territory. Its successes on prolonged missions into harsh terrain and under extreme climatic conditions were out of all proportion to its size. Wide-ranging military skills, including exceptional navigation techniques, and the highest standards of discipline and leadership were required from all ranks.

Many of the previously unpublished and well captioned images in this comprehensive and well researched book come from the collections of LRDG veterans. They show the weapons, equipment, uniforms and insignia used and, together with personal accounts and operational reports, bring to life the extraordinary achievements of this legendary unit.

The result is a fascinating record of the LRDG's contribution to the Allied victory in North Africa.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781399064057
ISBN-10: 1399064053
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Publication Date: January 19th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Images of War

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