By Leroy Thompson

America's Commandos КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Greenhill Books Серия: The G.I. sequence - The Illustrated historical past of the yank Soldier Автор: Leroy Thompson Название: America's Commandos - US exact Operations Forces of worldwide struggle II and Korea Язык: English Год издания: 2001 Количество страниц: seventy four ISBN: 1-85367-458-3 Формат: pdf Размер: 18.51 Мб eighty five

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Com Kill Rommel! com Kill Rommel! – Operation Flipper 1941 Meanwhile, at the back of the villa, Denis Coulthread and Charles Bruce were standing guard by the back door, behind which was a small office that had formerly served as a kitchen. It was crammed full of files and office tables; at the back of the room was a spiral staircase into the cellar, which served as the sleeping quarters for Alfons Hirsch and another NCO. In fact, the back door had no lock, so the pair improvised each night by pushing a barrel of water up against the door.

Leroy Thompson) excellent sketch map, which proved to be extremely accurate and included such details as the outbuildings, and the park for staff cars,’ said Campbell. ‘He was thus able to give the men a good visual notion of their objective. The boy told him there was a guard-tent in the grounds of the headquarters, but that if it rained the guards would probably all be inside the house’. Armed with the precious information, Keyes drew up his final plan of attack, detailing individual tasks to each member of the raiding party.

The men pressed on and after nearly three hours, reached a cave called Karem Gadeh at Carmel Hassan. They were now approximately 5 miles north of Beda Littoria. ‘The entrance to the cave went down under a pile of stones and rocks,’ recalled Campbell. com The Raid Inside it was fairly roomy and quite dry. Apart from an appalling smell of goats, it was an ideal place to spend the rest of the night and the following day. The roof was blackened by the smoke from generations of goatherds’ fires, and the smell of generations of goats clung to the floor and walls.

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