Churchill's private army


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 183 (August 2003), p. 32-39


In their darkest hour in World War Two, Prime Minister Winston Churchill decided that the British had to show they could still fight back. He wanted British soldiers to lead raids against Nazi Europe and the men he chose were the newly formed commandos. In an extract from his book, 'Commandos' (Ian Allen), Simon Dunstan describes their first dramatic raids