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Feat of Arms – SAS, Airborne & Commandos – D-Day Sicily – The Race for Syracuse

Landing from the sea, 250 men of Britain’s SAS take gun battery after gun battery by storm. Beside them fight the elite airborne troops of the 1st Airborne Division, christened ‘Red Devils’ by their enemies. Out of more than a thousand men sent by glider to Sicily to capture a crucial bridge, only a handful reach their objective. They seize it and hold it for the seaborne troops of General Montgomery’s Eighth Army. The ‘Desert Rats’, supported by Commandos, advance to the rescue – but too late. The airborne defenders at the bridge, outgunned and outnumbered ten to one, fight to the last round before being overwhelmed. Have they failed?

This book tells the in-depth story of how Britain’s elite forces, the SAS, Commandos and airborne, blazed a path for the seaborne troops of Montgomery’s 8th Army on the first day of the invasion of Sicily in 1943. This powerful narrative is packed with previously unpublished source material and photographs, with many maps and illustrations.

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