June 1940: As Britain's soldiers limped home from Dunkirk, a maverick Army officer was already devising a bold plan to hit back at the enemy. His idea was to revolutionise military thinking and change the face of warfare forever. Relying as much on stealth and guile as on courage and stamina, the Commandos brought to the battlefield the skills of the guerrilla. Trained by an unconventional band of experts, and led by a big-game hunter, a film star, a Highland chief and an eccentric wielding a bow and arrow, they became the spearhead of the Allied drive for victory. Weaving together official documents, new research, and veterans' own accounts, Commando reveals for the first time the exhilarating full story of WWII's most formidable fighting force.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
After the first couple of chapters I was very excited to get into this book. What a shame I will never finish it.
What was most disappointing about James Owen’s story?
The author decided to disrespect the Australian troops. From this I could only ascertain that all the research would be invalid.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
Can I get my money back?
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
This book and the stories within had me spellbound
A must read for anyone remotely interested in the military
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
It goes to show that the ruling elite once again played with the average soul pretty much as their plaything in pursuit of personal glory. Funny how junior ranks get the slightest of mention whilst giving a vivid pictures of the gentry.
that said the commandos were all very brave especially those that went back for more. god bless all of them.
a great listen into the ups and downs of the genesis of the Commando's from wars start through D-day and on to the battle in the East.
It's a good book let down by a poor audio recording. Or more precisely, let down by the very strange and even confusing mis-pronunciations that feature very heavily in the recording. Some are just bizarre, but some also undermine the meaning, most particularly the way Boulogne (in France) is pronounced as Bologna (in Italy). Unless you already know otherwise, that makes for some very confusing sections,
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
a fantastic book that gave an in depth yet personal experience of these amazing men