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SAS Italian job / Damien Lewis.

SAS Italian job / Damien Lewis.
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ISBN 9781787475120 (paperback)
Author Lewis, Damien author.
Title SAS Italian job / Damien Lewis.
Publisher/Date London : Quercus, 2018.
©2018
Pagination etc. xvi, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note 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.
Subject Great Britain. -- Army. -- Special Air Service -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Great Britain
Shelf Location 940.54215 LEWI
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