SAS

British Special Forces in WWII

The LRP/LRDG was created by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, a British Army Officer who spent the better part of a decade exploring the Libyan Desert before the outbreak of

hostilities in World War II. Based on his experiences as a peacetime explorer, Bagnold

envisioned the need for the British Army to deploy a motorized reconnaissance force, to

patrol the Libyan Desert in any future conflict that took place in the Middle East. In

many respects, Bagnold’s plan revitalized a concept that was effectively used in World

War I, when the British Light Car Patrols protected the Egyptian frontier from the

Turkish and German backed Senussi in the Western Desert.

REVIEW: European Counter-Terrorist Units 1972–2017

Elite Series 220 Each book in the Elite series focuses on a single army or elite unit, military tactics or a group of famous commanders. Military uniforms, insignia and equipment are shown in full color artwork. Elite Books cover the full spectrum of military history, examining the greatest armies, units and commanders of the ancient, …

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REVIEW: Stirling’s Desert Triumph – The SAS Egyptian Airfield Raids 1942

Osprey Publishing, Raid Series of Books, Raid 49. Author – Gavin Mortimer and Illustrator Peter Dennis Gavin’s book details the Assault of key German Airfields and supply lines in North Africa during WWII by Stirling’s SAS desert warfare specialists. The British SAS and Long Range Desert Group (Also a SAS extension) conducted a series of …

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