"...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
"...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)
About the Author
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.