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The L.R.D.G. were the undisputed "kings of the Desert" from mid 1940 till the end of the war in N. Africa. Without their help the S.A.S. would never have got off the ground, yet they have always remained virtually unknown. Fortunately, over the past few years, this has slowly been put to rights by books such as "The Sting of the Scorpion".
A vast majority of books written about the war were written by the Officers who took part in the events or oversaw them. It was quite unusual to find an author with the wartime rank of Private, Generals being far more commonplace. This was due to two factors. Firstly, the higher the rank, the better informed the author and the greater the… Read more