Commando General

Commando General

The Life of Major General Sir Robert Laycock KCMG, CB, DSO

Hardback256pp Illustrated232x156mm

9781473854079     Product Code: 509442

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In 1943 Bob Laycock succeeded Louis Mountbatten as Chief of Combined Operations, becoming the youngest major general in the British Army. This biography examines a military career that began with the Royal Horse Guards in 1927, ended with a period as Governor of Malta in the 1950s but is chiefly notable for involvement in the Battle of Crete, the Rommel Raid and in particular for a part in establishing the Commando special forces units.

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