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1 Ward, Arthur. With Alexander Stilwell. RESISTING THE NAZI INVADER.
London Constable 1997 0094767505 / 9780094767508 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
134 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). 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 memorabilia 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 thundered to 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 for German 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 organisational genius 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 information and extraordinary 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 at top/bottom of spine, a few minor rub marks on boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD


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