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Tango0120 Dec 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

…. than 20 top secret WWII operations behind enemy lines in Italy even while their Colonel was being held in a high-security PoW camp.

"The full story of Britain's elite Special Forces' operations in Italy during World War Two has been revealed in a new book.

In the summer of 1943, the Special Air Service came out of Africa to carry the fight to the Germans and Fascists in Sicily and on the mainland.

At the time, the originator of the SAS, Colonel David Stirling, was held in Italy's high-security Prisoner of War Camp Five at Gavi in Piedmont. But his work continued…."
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Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

Nice find Tango

Legion 420 Dec 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

WOW !!!! thumbs up

Vigilant21 Dec 2018 5:48 a.m. PST

See Damian Lewis' book of the same name published earlier this year.

Tango0121 Dec 2018 11:52 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


HappyHussar23 Dec 2018 8:06 p.m. PST

For years I have been reading "Stirling's Desert Raiders" by Virginia Cowles. Of all historical books I read I have read this one the most. I can pick it up at any point and read it.

I highly recommend that book.

Tango0124 Dec 2018 11:45 a.m. PST



Mobius24 Dec 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

So the notorious Colonel David Stirling's work continued. Was he self-serving?

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