Formed in June 1940 for the purpose of gathering intelligence behind enemy lines, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) played a secretive but vital role in North Africa during World War II.
Highly trained in mechanized reconnaissance and specializing in desert operations, the unit provided support to the Special Air Service (SAS) in missions across the vast and treacherous terrain of the Western Desert.
In this highly illustrated history of the LRDG, Gavin Mortimer reveals the origins and dramatic operations of Britain's first ever special forces unit.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 40 b/w; 50 col
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/04/2017
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781472819338