Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Bill Paley

Busy though yesterday was, I had rather well-advanced in reading a couple of books on my ereader, and so I managed to finish two.

First was Osprey Campaign #220: Operation Crusader 1941: Rommel in Retreat which was a pretty fair rendering of the WWII event.

Second was Osprey Raid #9: Rescuing Mussolini: Gran Sasso 1943, another WWII event, though this one was more political than military; it deals with the German raid to pull out Mussolini from the "treasonous" captivity when Italy surrendered to the Allies. The later fighting up the peninsula was primarily against German forces. This raid set a tone for special forces use that one could argue leads to the killing of Osama bin Laden...

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