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Long Range Desert Group in Libya, 1940-41.

Robin Kay

Long Range Desert Group in Libya, 1940-41.

by Robin Kay

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Published by War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs in Wellington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • Libya.,
  • New Zealand.
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain. Army. Long Range Desert Group.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain -- Long Range Desert Group.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Libya.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- New Zealand.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesNew Zealand in the Second World War; official history
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD766.93 .K3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination32 p.
      Number of Pages32
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6076695M
      LC Control Number50023121
      OCLC/WorldCa1006645

      Tactical Poloshirt. Tactical Poloshirt Alfa Lrdg Long Range Desert Group Hemd Poloshirt $ The original b/w photo had been published in in Robin Kay's official history of New Zealand in WWII, in his 'Long Range Desert Group in Libya, '. To read more about O'Carroll's work locating and identifying LRDG vehicles in the Western Desert, there's a great article at Vintage News.

        See all 14 photos. War and Conflict, World War Two, pic: circa , Western Desert, North Africa, A New Zealand patrol of the Long Range Desert Group, part of . The Western Desert campaign (the Desert War), took place in the deserts of Egypt and Libya and was the main theatre in the North African campaign of the Second World ry operations began in June with the Italian declaration of war and the Italian invasion of Egypt in September. Operation Compass, a British five-day raid in December , led to the destruction of the Italian 10th.

      Their early raids had been costly affairs where they sustained heavy casualties. But on the night of 26th July they mounted one of their most successful raids ever. They had driven for days across the desert, guided by men from the Long Range Desert Group, until they were well behind enemy lines.   The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The LRDG was formed specifically to carry out deep penetration, covert reconnaissance patrols and intelligence missions from behind Italian lines, although they sometimes engaged in combat operations.


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Long Range Desert Group in Libya, 1940-41 by Robin Kay Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Get this from a library. Long Range Desert Group in Libya, [Robin Kay]. This book details how the Long Range Desert Group came into being and what it then did to assist the 8th army in its defences of UK held territory in Libya at this time.

Their knowledge changed the outcome of the second world war. Its written in a somewhat analytical style which makes it not exciting page turner or adventure book/5(21).

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In Junea science writer named Ralph Bagnold was authorised to create a British special forces unit which would operate in Italian-occupied Libya during the Second World War, gathering intelligence and carrying out raids behind enemy lines. Bagnold called the unit the Long Range Desert Group – and it would become a vital part of the 8th Army's desert : Elinor Evans.

Books Against great odds the story of the first offensive in Libya inthe first British victory in the Second World War. Long Range Desert Group: The Story of its Work in Libya by Shaw, W. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG), established in Junewas a highly successful and well-organised group of specialist soldiers who caused chaos for Britain's enemies in North Africa during.

Photo's from James Porter from Scotland on a recent trip to Libya. The truck is reported to be "LRDG" found in the desert fully loaded in Started in with a new battery and tires. James is standing in front of the tank. A note from Hanno Spoelstra as posted in our guest book: Name: Hanno Spoelstra Email: [email protected]   'The Long Range Desert Group disbanded at the end of the war and they have been lost to history so this book is really to make people aware of.

Life before the war. Stirling was born at his family's ancestral home, Keir House in the parish of Lecropt, was the son of Brigadier General Archibald Stirling, of Keir, and Margaret Fraser, daughter of Simon Fraser, the Lord Lovat (a descendant of Charles II, King of Scots); hence Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat was a first cousin.

His paternal grandparents were Sir William. The LRDG's most daring exploit in World War II. SEPTEMBER Allied special forces launch commando operations against several Axis facilities deep behind the lines in Libya, during the build-up to the second battle of El Alamein.

Most successful is a swashbuckling, damaging raid on the Italian-held Barce airfield and town, by Kiwi and British members of the Long Range Desert Group. Object details Category Books Related period Second World War (content), Second World War (content) Creator KAY, R.L.

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Their drivers and riders belong to the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG), mainly Englishmen commanded by Captain David Lloyd Owen, who dismounts from the lead truck and walks to the eight larger trucks.

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During the two-and-a-half years' fighting in the Western Desert of North Africa, which began with the Italian declaration of war in June and ended inthe Long Range Desert Group became the acknowledged master of the vast desert.

This small, highly mobile force was engaged in daring exploits and reconnaissance far behind the enemy's. The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) was a unit of the British Army during World War unit was founded in Egypt, following the Italian declaration of war in Juneby Major Ralph A.

Bagnold with the assistance of Captains Patrick Clayton and William Shaw, acting under the direction of then General Archibald Wavell.

The group specialised in mechanised reconnaissance, intelligence. Long Range Desert Group: Special Operations Against Rommel (Solitaire) - Decision Games. A World War Two Veteran’s Story of Life in the Long Range Desert Group.

Aditya Chakravarty 3 mins. 25 Sep Twentieth Century; southern Libya. On the journey down to Kufra, I was so fascinated to see that they had to shoot the stars to find out where we were.

I sat out with them during the night to see what they did.Zealand Air Force December —May - J. M. S. Ross () Long Range Desert Group in Libya, –41 - by R.

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