Item #P11245 GET ROMMEL. Michael Asher.


The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General. Pp. 304(last blank), 8 plates, list of main personnel, sources, notes, index; med. 8vo; black papered boards, spine lettered in gilt; dust wrapper, slightly scuffed; Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2004. First edition. *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 #P11245

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