Long Range Desert Group Patrolman: The Western Desert 1940-43 by Tim MoremanLong Range Desert Group Patrolman: The Western Desert 1940-43 by Tim Moreman

Long Range Desert Group Patrolman: The Western Desert 1940-43

byTim MoremanIllustratorRaffaele Ruggeri

Paperback | July 20, 2010

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Osprey's study of patrolmen of the Long Range Desert Group of World War II (1939-1945). Nicknamed the 'Libyan Desert Taxi Service' by the SAS, the Long Range Desert Group was tasked with strategic reconnaissance and raiding operations deep inside the enemy-held deserts of North Africa. Armed with light weapons only, and equipped with specially converted light cars and trucks capable of withstanding the harsh conditions, the LRDG quickly proved it could operate in parts of the desert which other troops, including the enemy, found impassable. This new Warrior title examines the soldiers of the LRDG from the group's formation, through training, to combat in vast, lonely, and deadly deserts of North Africa.
Tim Moreman is a freelance writer and academic. For several years he lectured in the Department of War Studies at King's College London, from where he obtained his PhD. He also held a six-month appointment as Resident Historian at the Army Staff College at Camberley. His primary interests include the British-Indian Army during the 19th...
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Title:Long Range Desert Group Patrolman: The Western Desert 1940-43Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.6 × 7.19 × 0.17 inPublished:July 20, 2010Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184603924X

ISBN - 13:9781846039249

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Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Recruitment/Enlistment /Training /Appearance /Equipment /Conditions of Service /On Campaign /Belief and Belonging /Experience of Battle /After the Battle /Collecting/Museums/Re-enactment /Bibliography /Glossary /Index

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"This is a handy and worthwhile reference for those who have an interest in this theatre of operations or who would just like to get further information on this unit." -Alan McNeilly, www.armorama.com"The author included over 50 photographs, many of which are from the archives of the Imperial War Museum. Also included are specially commissioned artworks of seven plates detailing uniforms, equipment and weaponry of the LRDG patrolmen, as well as maps and battle scene art." -www.mataka.org (November 2010)