The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,725,826 members ⚫ 1,209,635 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The War That Never Was

The War That Never Was by Duff Hart-Davis
Not for sale in
your country
Not Available

For the very first time, The War That Never Was tells the fascinating story of a secret war fought by British mercenaries in the Yemen in the early 1960s. In a covert operation organised over whisky and sodas in the clubs of Chelsea and Mayfair, a group of former SAS officers - led by the irrepressible Colonel Jim Johnson - arranged for a squadron of British mercenaries to travel to the remote mountain regions of the Yemen, to arm, train and lead Yemeni tribesmen in their fight against a 60,000-strong contingent of Egyptian soldiers.

It was one of the most uneven running battles ever waged; the Egyptians fielded a huge, professionally-trained army. The British fought back at the head of a ragtag force of tribal warriors and, ultimately, won. Egypt's President Nasser described the battle in the Yemen as 'my Vietnam'.

It's a fascinating, forgotten, and rip-roaringly entertaining pocket of British military history, much in the spirit of Ben MvIntyre's bestselling Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat.

Random House; February 2011
ISBN 9781409049821
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: The War That Never Was
Author: Duff Hart-Davis
 
  • News
The British soldiers who helped Israel win in '67 - Jewish Chronicle
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 03:42:17 -0800
Jewish ChronicleThe British soldiers who helped Israel win in '67Jewish ChronicleIn June 1967, Israel crushed Egypt in the ...
Muslim peacekeeping in Libya: Brothers in arms? - The National
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:10:23 -0700
The NationalMuslim peacekeeping in Libya: Brothers in arms?The NationalAs the British historian Duff Hart-Davis recounts in The ...
ISBNs
9780099553298
9781409049821

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...