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"...I couldn't put Orde Wingate down ... This admirably indexed effort deserves a place in every WWII enthusiast's library."
--David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com

"...surveys the tactics and battle experiences of one of the most controversial commanders of the second world war. His use of long-range penetration in Africa and Burma helped develop post-war special forces and elite units even as his attitude and abrasive approach made him very unpopular. Military holdings will find these discussions of strategies and their evolution to be important and eye-opening."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (January 2013)

"...makes for a superb read and while does not answer everyone's questions about this enigmatic leader, does shed light on him in a way that other, more biased books have overlooked. I found it an engrossing read and a book that I can highly recommend to you."
--Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (December 2012)

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Paddy Griffith is a freelance military historian based in Manchester. His groundbreaking books on low-level tactics include Forward Into Battle (1981 and 1990), Battle Tactics of the Civil War (1986) and Battle Tactics of the Western Front (1994). He has also written extensively on wargames, and is currently active in the South Manchester Tactical Society and in the Battlefields Trust.
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Product Details

  • Series: Command (Book 20)
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (October 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849083231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849083232
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,269,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D.S.Thurlow TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 17, 2012
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Ord Wingate, an egotistical but incredibly courageous and innovative army officer who pioneered unconventional warfare techniques in Palestine, East Africa, and Southeast Asia, was treated at best with suspicion by the British military establishment of the Second World War. However, prior to his untimely death in Burma in 1944, he refined various techniques by which small, specially trained, and independent commands could provide significant leverage on the battlefield. Fifty years on, his legacy has been largely endorsed by the practices of several modern militaries, including US special operations forces. Jon Diamond's "Orde Wingate" biography for the Osprey Command series is an excellent introduction to the man and his moment.

Diamond provides a quick introduction to Wingate's rather unconventional upbringing before getting into his formative military experiences, especially as a leader of the special night squads countering Arab terrorists in Palestine in the late 1930's. Wingate early established a preference for going over the heads of his nominal superiors to obtain patrongage from a number of ranking generals and eventually Prime Minister Churchill. This preference made Wingate lots of enemies, but also gave him the opportunities to refine his small unit techniques on the battlefield. The author is evenhanded in his treatment of Wingate as an individual as well as a leader. This Osprey book includes a nice selection of photographs, maps, illustrations and diagrams of key military actions, along with a bibliography suggesting further readings.

"Orde Wingate" is highly recommend to students of the military art looking for a concise introduction to one of its more famous innovators.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James D. Crabtree VINE VOICE on December 16, 2012
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Orde Wingate is one of those "controversial" figures in military history... in other words, someone who is criticized by historians because the figure had unusual habits, his plans were novel, he employed vital resources which could have been employed elsewhere, etc., etc. while ignoring what the man accomplished. In Wingate's case, he was able to stop Arab raids on the Iraqi oil pipeline running through Palestine, or at least minimize them. He was able to liberate Ethiopia and hasten the fall of Italy's east African colonies with as few imperial troops as were necessary. And finally, he put the Japanese on the defensive in Burma, helping to pre-empt an invasion of India.

This book is at best an introduction to Wingate, his theories of what we would now call "special forces" and the campaigns he fought. Illustrated with maps, original artwork and many photographs.
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Good read. As a military buff, I discovered more info about the China, India Burma campaigne of WWII with this book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JMG on October 25, 2013
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I bought all the Orde Wingate books for my husband. He has
enjoyed them immensely. Wingate is a hero in many ways. The public
(and schools) could really offer more data about him.
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