Darby's Rangers 1942-45

By Mir Bahmanyar; Michael Welply (Illustrator)
(Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781841766270, 64pp.)

Publication Date: April 2003

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Description
This title follows one recruit through commando, raiding and amphibious training in Scotland, and into action. It shows how the Rangers differed from the standard infantryman in both their combat mission and their combat skills, and how tactics were modified in the light of lessons learned. The experiences of battle covered include the Rangers' first action during the 1942 Dieppe raid, fighting elite Italian Bersaglieri units at Station de Sened and the Afrika Korps at Dernaia Pass in 1943, spearheading the invasion of Sicily and Italy in late 1943, and the gruelling combat up the Italian boot until war's end. Packed with first hand accounts, and many unpublished photographs, it provides a vivid description of life among the elite soldiers of Darby's Rangers during World War II (1939-1945).



About the Author
Mir Bahmanyar is the author of "Darby's Rangers 1942-1945".

Michael Welply was born in London in 1948. His family moved to Winnipeg, Canada in 1950. Having studied art first in Winnipeg and then in Paris, Michael began his illustrating career in 1977. He moved to central France in 1981 with his family, where he still lives. Michael has worked for many publishers in Europe and the United States, and has illustrated over 50 books, ranging from historical work to fantasy and fairy tales.
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