Item #P10681 GET ROMMEL. Michael Asher.


The British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General. Pp. 304(last blank), 8 plates, list of the main personnel, sources, notes, index; med. 8vo; pictorial stiff paper wrappers, lower fore-corner of upper wrapper slightly creased; bottom edge of leaves lightly shelf soiled; Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2004. *First published in hardback in 2004. An analytical account of the commando raid to kill Rommel (Operation Flipper) that reveals how poor planning and incompetence was matched by extraordinary bravery and improvisation by those who actually conducted the raid. The book suggests that the death of Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Keyes, who led the raid and was later awarded a posthumous VC, was a 'blue on blue' incident. Item #P10681

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