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1 Ward, Arthur. With Alexander Stilwell. RESISTING THE NAZI INVADER.
Constable, London, 1997, first edition. 
134 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0094767505 B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "In this highly readable and lavishly illustrated book, Arthur Ward draws on exclusive interviews and a unique collection of memorabili a not only to provide a vivid picture of Britain on the eve of expected invasion but also to tell the full story of a little known and highly secret aspect of Britain's defensive armoury - the Auxiliary forces. When the Nazi juggernaut thunder e d t o the Channel Ports in May 1940, Britons had little doubt that there would be a landing on the South Coast of England. (The author) evokes the tension of these months when Britain set about rapid re-organisation of its army in preparation f or G e rm an invasion, including the training of specialist and highly secret guerrilla forces. Inspired as much by the adventurous, imaginative flair of Peter Fleming and the exploits of T E Lawrence as by the gritty determination and organisati ona l g en ius of Colin Gubbins, later to head SOE, the auxiliary units were formed from a unique body of imperturbable and self-confident men who would be capable of acting with ruthless efficiency in the face of a merciless foe. Brimming with i nfor mati on and extr aordinary detail and accompanied by a feast of stunning illustrations, many of them in colour, (this book) provides a fascinating new insight into a remarkable moment in history." Book is lightly cocked, light wear at corners and a t top /bo ttom of s pine, a few minor rub marks on boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 

 


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