COMMANDO GENERAL The Life of Major General Sir Robert Laycock KCM, CB, DSO


This well balanced biography is to a large part, the history of the Army Commandos during the war. Laycock was involved in the beginning with the raising of the first commando units, rising to Head of Combined Operations by 1945. The author has woven with the political and military strategic issues around the deployment, and development, of the commandos, with the personal life of Laycock and the more tactical side of the operations. The level of research is excellent, with the book based upon interviews with relevant people, primary and secondary research.

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