Special Forces Commander

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

Michael Scott

 
Date Published :
February 2012
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848846739
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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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.

About The Author
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Michael Scott is a writer, photographer, consultant, cruise ship lecturer and occasional radio broadcaster on a wide range of natural history subjects. He has a degree in botany, and a particular interest in Scottish, arctic and alpine wild flowers. He also shares an interest in Scottish sea life with his marine biologist wife, Sue Scott. He is a former Deputy Chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage, the government conservation agency in Scotland and a former Chairman of Scottish Environment Link. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Plantlife International, the wild plant conservation charity. He was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to biodiversity conservation in Scotland.

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

- WWII History

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