The Ranger Force

Darby's Rangers in World War II

Col. Robert W. Black

In this gripping companion to his acclaimed "The Battalion", which told the story of the 2nd Ranger Battalion in World War-II, Robert W. Black turns his attention to the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Ranger Battalions, otherwise known as Darby's Rangers.
Publication date:
October 2009
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
92
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9780811705219

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£19.95

Overview
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• A complete history of the 1st, 3rd and 4th Ranger Battalions.
• Contains information on the failed Dieppe Raid, in which these elite soldiers accompanied British commandos.
• Offers a full analysis of their descimation during the Battle of Cisterna.

In this gripping companion to his acclaimed "The Battalion", which told the story of the 2nd Ranger Battalion in World War-II, Robert W. Black turns his attention to the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Ranger Battalions, otherwise known as Darby's Rangers. These elite soldiers accompanied British commandos on the failed Dieppe Raid in August 1942, participated in Operation Torch in North Africa three months later, battled across Sicily the following summer, and ended the war in Italy, where they landed at Salerno in September 1943 and Anzio in January 1944 and were decimated at the Battle of Cisterna.