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The Long Range Desert Group

History and Legacy

Author : Lars Gyllenhaal, Karl-Gunnar Norén

The Long Range Desert Group : History and Legacy


General - Pages : 160 | Images : 30 b&w ills, 31 colour ills, 5 maps

Hardback - Date of Publication : April 2019 | Size : 234mm x 156mm | ISBN : 9781911628880 | Helion Book Code : HEL1081

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

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