Fighting with the Long Range Desert Group

“Fighting with the Long Range Desert Group” is a book that tells the story of one of the first Allied Special Forces units in World War II: the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). The LRDG was formed in 1940 and was made up of volunteers from British and Commonwealth units. The unit was responsible for operating behind enemy lines in North Africa and was known for its exceptional navigational and fighting skills.

The book follows the experiences of LRDG member Merlyn Craw, who took part in numerous missions in the desert and was eventually captured and escaped twice before returning to Allied lines. The book is based on interviews with Craw and other former LRDG veterans and provides a detailed and exciting look at the experiences of these exceptional and highly decorated fighting men.

It is well-researched and potentially interesting for readers who are interested in military history or World War II.

You can buy the book here from Pen and Sword books.

Please note I was not paid to write this review but was sent a review copy of the book. All comments are my own, and the publishers have not amended the review in any way.