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476pp, three photo sections, just on a kilo to post. A thorough and detailed summary of the actions of various British and Empire units -- early Commando raids, the LRDG, SAS, SBS, Popski's Private Army, Jedburgh Teams, V Force and the Chindits receive most of the coverage, but various others also receive some attention -- behind enemy lines in World War 2. Much of the appeal of this book is in Thompson's careful selection and editing of original source material (diaries, official histories, letters etc) into a set of coherent and highly readable narratives, though there is also considerable analysis of the success and failure of units and campaigns. The sections on the North African, Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean operations are particularly enlightening. review >>> A well thought out book that does take it's readers behind ememy lines.