Fighting with Popski's Private Army Paperback – 19 May 2011
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Yunnie was a man ideally suited to this type of warfare, which he clearly enjoyed. His descriptions of the countryside, the weather and the actions are superb and bring the events to life. He was clearly an exceptional leader and forged an outstanding team.
Like, I fear many others, he had difficulty in settling into a peacetime world and it was probably fitting that he should meet his end as a mercenary in the Congo
As Tunis falls to the Allies on 7 May 1943, P.P.A. prepares for raids on the Italian mainland. They are dropped by RAF gliders in central Italy, where they set about blowing up strategic targets while waiting for the Allied landings. Yunnie is given his own patrol, and in the narrative that follows, colourful characters flit in and out of the front-line action in the mountain of southern Italy.
Yunnie's account is honest, extremely personal, expose of the thrills of life with Popski and his men. He captures the tumultuous nature of fighting in a tightly-knit, nomadic unit which eluded total control by established Allied forces, but whose contribution to the Allied war effort remains immeasurable.
This is a book in praise of adventure and freedom, and, in the author's words, the true story of 'a small group of men who enjoyed World War II.'"
British special forces memoir of the Second World War.
Not quite as entertaining as Peniakoff's book but probably more factually accurate.
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Have only just started to read this book , so cannot give an accurate review, but so far so good.Published on 21 Sept. 2013 by shaz29
not a waste of money, but a bloody good read from cover to cover. If you're interested in it, buy it.Published on 23 Mar. 2013 by H.N.Smith
this book is a sympatic account of the day to day life in the special forces, but gives almost no interresting details about the complete set upPublished on 20 Jan. 2013 by Piet strick