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SAS Italian job

SAS Italian job

Lewis, Damien, author

In the hard-fought winter of 1944 the Allies advanced northwards through Italy, but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were parachuted in, in an effort to break the deadlock. Their mission: to penetrate deep into enemy territory and lay waste to the Germans' impregnable headquarters. At the eleventh hour mission commanders radioed for David 'The Mad Piper' Kilpatrick to be flown in, resplendent in his tartan kilt. They wanted this fearless war hero to lead the assault, piping Highland Laddie as he went - so leaving an indelible British signature to deter Nazi reprisals. As the column of raiders formed up, there was shocking news. High command radioed through an order to stand down, having assessed the chances of success at little more than zero. But in defiance of orders, they were going in. This book tells the incredible story

Paperback, Large print, Book. English.
Published Rearsby: Clipper Large Print Books, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Damien Lewis
ISBN: 1528843096, 9781528843096
Physical Description: 480 pages (large print)
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Commando operations Great Britain.; World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Italy.; Large type books.; Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service History World War, 1939-1945.; Warfare and Defence.