Get Rommel: The secret British mission to kill Hitler's greatest general

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Orion, Dec 1, 2011 - History - 320 pages
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How the first ever SAS operation ended in disaster in the desert

In summer 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general: he had driven the British out of Libya and stood poised to invade Egypt. He seemed unbeatable. So the British decided to have him killed.
The British opened their counter-attack with a series of special forces raids, the first ever operation by the newly formed SAS. Rommel was one of the targets.

Michael Asher reveals how poor planning and incompetence in high places led to disaster in the desert-- and how fantastic bravery and brilliant improvisation enabled a handful of men to escape. Classic real life adventure, written by best-selling desert expert and novelist Michael Asher.

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My love for reading historical records from WWII is always tempered by this remark; "How the hell did we not end up speaking German?" and this book is yet another that reinforces just how bloody lucky ... Read full review

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It just shows how incompetent they were in the early stages of setting up these commando raiding party's,badly equipped appalling lack of up to date intelligence and led by upper class adventurers who sadly had a lot to prove because of family tradition and hence sadly wasted the lives of a lot of good men. 

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About the author (2011)

Michael Asher served in the Parachute Regiment and SAS. A fluent Arab speaker, he has lived for years among the Bedouin peoples. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, his published books include SHOOT TO KILL (1990), THESIGER: A BIOGRAPHY (1994) and an acclaimed biography of Lawrence of Arabia. His THE REAL BRAVO TWO ZERO (2002) was a Sunday Times Top 10 best seller.

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