Raccolta di resoconti di veterani e rare fotografie in questo volume dedicato alla nascita e impiego sui vari fronti durante il secondo conflitto mondiale della più famosa unità militare di tutti i tempi. I raid contro i campi d’aviazione delle forze dell’Asse nel deserto africano, l’importante ruolo degli squadroni francesi e belgi e come la resistenza francese fu importante per le loro missioni nel 1944, ecc.
In his new book, WWII historian Gavin Mortimer examines the pivotal events of one of the most famous military units of all time. Starting with the unit's formation in July 1941, Mortimer recreates the heady days when a young Scots' Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened ‘L Detachment.' From there, drawing on over 100 hours of interviews with veterans (much of which has never before been published) he describes the early raids in the desert against Axis airfields that inflicted a deadly cost on the enemy. Embellished with 150 stunning photographs, the majority of which have never before been printed, the book also features side panels on the Lewes bomb, selection and training of personnel, the importance of the French and Belgian squadrons and how the French resistance helped the regiment in 1944.