on 29 July 2008
'Storm from the Sea' is one of the best known, and most frequently reprinted, memoirs of the Second World War - the edition from which this review was prepared being one from just after the author's death in 1988.
Nevertheless as the first hand account of one of the most decorated Commando officers it retains its freshness and, disarmingly straightforward, impact decade after decade. Particularly engaging are the sections on the formation of the Commandos in which Young served under Col. Durnford Slater. It is also notable as having descriptions of many of the early raids which are not well covered in other documents. There are, understandably, similarities between Slater's book 'Commando' and this volume, not merely because the two were in the same unit, but because, as Slater acknowledged, he relied in part upon Young's diaries of the period.
In short a highly readable and dramatic romp which is also a valuable historical document. Not a bad combination - highly recommended.
on 18 September 2010
Nice book by one of the most known CO of the Commandos - Peter Young.
Personal stories and it is very well documented and acuratte because in war he made is own diarie. 1st Person story wich he made great connection with John-Dumford Slater.
The book is divided in:
- Fallback of Dunkirk
- Training in England (a little anoyng, the book of David Lee outmaster complete in this chapter)
- raids in Norway, Vaasgo and Lofoten islands
- North Afica
- Normandie and
A must buy if you like Commandos