Special Forces in World War II

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.