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Special Forces Commander

The Life and Wars of Peter Wand-Tetley MC Commando, SAS, SOE and Paratrooper

Michael Scott

6 x 9, 240 pages, 16 pages b/w plates, 9781848846739, $39.95, hardback, Pen and Sword
February 29, 2012
English

Currently in stock.


Early in the Second World War, Peter Wand-Tetley volunteered for ‘special service’. He saw action first with the newly formed Commandos raiding the North African coast and then in the fierce fighting on Crete. Operations with the LRDG in the Western Desert were followed by SAS actions as Rommel retreated to Tunis. Remarkably he then transferred to the Special Operations Executive and was parachuted ‘blind’ into enemy occupied Greece in 1943. His role was to train and equip Andarte guerillas and his contribution and courage were recognized by the award of an immediate MC.

Following victory in Europe he sailed with the Parachute Regiment to Javo where he fought in the counter-insurgency war.

As well as describing his exemplary war record, Special Forces Commander covers Wand-Tetley’s early life (he was a superb marksman) and his career post war in the turbulent days of the end of Empire.

Reviews

“…a great tribute to a fascinating individual, a larger than life character whose reputation as a leader will never be forgotten.”

WWII HISTORY, 2012-07-18


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