Elite units played an essential if often obscure role during the Second World War. In this new illustrated book, with more than 120 colour and black-and-white images, Michael E Haskew charts units from across the globe, regardless of nation or allegiance. As well as famous contingents such as the US Rangers, the British SAS, and the German Waffen-SS, he explores their lesser-known counterparts, like Popski’s Private Army, the Long Range Desert Group, and the Flying Tigers squadron. Each unit has a dedicated guide to its strength and formation, as well as its combat record during the war.
Special Forces in World War II, Michael E Haskew, Amber Books, £19.99 (hbk), ISBN 978-1838860684.