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The Long Range Desert Group

History and Legacy

The Long Range Desert Group : History and Legacy

Author : Lars Gyllenhaal, Karl-Gunnar Norén

Hardback Helion & Company 234mm x 156mm 160 pages 30 b&w ills, 31 colour ills, 5 maps

£19.95 including FREE UK delivery

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The world’s most respected special forces unit, the Special Air Service (SAS), was inspired by another irregular unit, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) or simply Ghost Patrol. You may now accompany the authors in Ghost Patrol vehicles far, far behind Rommel’s lines. While doing so you will acquire insights into some extreme raids and reconnaissance missions. You will become familiar with tactics and inventions of the Ghost Patrol that are still relevant today. This book is also the story of an LRDG research expedition to modern Egypt undertaken in original WWII Jeeps and described as a “2300-mile Sahara epic” by Classic & Sports Car magazine. Original LRDG training notes and other tips for extreme travellers are included.


"A delightful book, which gives an adequate coverage of the military aspects but which excels in describing the operating environment and the ways in which men, vehicles and supplies coped with the challenges of long-distance travel across unmapped areas." Miniature Wargames

Additional Information

Helion & Company
Date of Publication
April 2019
Book Size
234mm x 156mm
160 pages
30 b&w ills, 31 colour ills, 5 maps
English Text
Helion Book Code
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