Commando: Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in World War Two.
Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Institute Press. 1991, Reprint. (ISBN: 1557501254) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, photographs. "John Durnford-Slater, who raised and trained the first commando unit in 1940, became an outstanding and individualistic Commando leader. He led it into action in dangerous and exciting exploits that have made the Commandos world famous - (his) exciting and forthright memoirs tell not only of the heroism and the dangers they faced but evoke both the grim and the occasional light-hearted sides to war. This is a story of warfare by one who was there; a remarkable fighting man's own remarkable story." Contents: Preface; "The Hunter Class"; Guernsey; Learning from Mistakes; Lofoten; Largs; Vaagso; Dieppe; Weymouth and Gibraltar; L'Afrique du Nord; Sicily; Italy; Planning for D-Day; The Second Front; And so to Germany. Small area of waviness in margin of pages 133-136, pages browning lightly, very light cigarette odor, fore-edge and top edge of textblock browned, small bump at bottom of spine and front hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, creasing at bottom edge of spine and front panel - light elswhere, light rubbing. Very Good -/Very Good-.
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Keywords: John Durnford-Slater, Commandos, Commando Units, Guernsey, Lofoten Islands, Norway, Vaagso Raid, Maaloy, Amphibious Warfare, Dieppe, Sicily, Italy, D-Day, France, Elbe River, North Africa, Gibraltar. 1557501254