Kill Rommel! – Operation Flipper 1941

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Osprey Publishing, Feb 20, 2014 - History - 80 pages
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In November 1941, a small party of British Commandos landed by submarine in Libya, tasked with the assassination of General Erwin Rommel, commander of the German forces in North Africa, who was believed to be staying in a villa near the coast. Three men –

  

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Contents

Introduction
4
Origins
8
Initial Strategy
14
The Plan
21
The Raid
33
Analysis
64
Aftermath
75
Bibliography
78
Index
80
Imprint
82
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About the author (2014)

Gavin Mortimer is the author of Stirling's Men (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), a ground-breaking history of the early operations of the SAS, The Longest Night: Voices from the London Blitz (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005) and The Blitz: An Illustrated History (Osprey, 2010). An award-winning writer whose books have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, Gavin has previously written for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, the Observer and Esquire magazine. He continues to contribute to a wide range of newspapers and magazines from BBC History to Military History Quarterly. In addition he has lectured on the SAS in World War II at London's National Army Museum. The author lives in Paris, France.

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