Those Who Dare by Phil Ward
Book One in the Raiding Forces Series (Second World War Fiction)

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The first in a series of meticulously researched World War II novels about hit-and-run raids against Hitler's war machine by British forces - under the command of a U.S. soldier - "Those Who Dare" is sure to appeal to avid military fiction fans. By May 1940, panzer divisions had decimated Belgium and reached Calais. Lieutenant John Randal of the U.S. 26th Cavalry Regiment volunteers his expertise to help slow their advance. What unfolds is a blend of military guerrilla tactics, suspense, humour, cultural and social commentary, and war buddy camaraderie - plus a little romance between the American GI and the widowed Lady Jane Seaborn. Along the way readers meet such colourful characters as Captain David Niven in MO-9 and Captain 'Geronimo Joe' McKoy with his Travelling Wild West Show and Shooting Emporium. The author - a decorated combat veteran - covers the details of war extensively, from the five points of contact of a parachute landing fall to descriptions of a British raider's A-5 flinging ferries before the first 12-gauge shell casing hits the floor. As the novel ends, Major Randal's men, fresh from Operation Tomcat in France, learn they will deploy via sea transport within 48 hours on their next mission. The second book, which is already written, tells that tale.

About Phil Ward

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Trained as a photographer in the Royal Air Force, Phil served for 20 years, mainly in aerial reconnaissance and combat photography. He then worked for eight years in the BBC as a film engineering manager at Ealing Studios. Author of three motoring books based on Fiats, Phil became editor of Italian Cars and Ferrari World Magazines and later created Auto Italia Magazine, the world's leading publication on Italian cars.
Published August 1, 2010 by Greenleaf Book Group Press; 1 edition. 381 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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American Lieutenant John Randal’s experiences in the British Commandos’ Small Scale Raiding Forces during World War II provide readers with the opportunity to experience a daring moment in military history.

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