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Anders Lassen VC MC of the SAS

Mike Langley

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

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The dramatic true story of the heroic Danish World War II soldier who received Britain’s highest military honor.   The story of Anders Lassen is one of the most amazing of the Second World War—indeed in the history of the British armed services. From the day he stalked and killed a stag armed only with a knife, Lassen had been recognized as unique. He took part in a series of extraordinary strikes against the Axis powers in West Africa, Normandy, the Channel Islands, the Aegean and Greece, the Balkans, and, finally, Italy.   This biography of a remarkable warrior is based on interviews with Lassen’s fellow soldiers and a wealth of original research. It covers each stage of Lassen’s short, brilliant career in vivid detail and offers a penetrating insight into the exceptional courage, confidence, and single-minded motivation that lay behind Lassen’s extraordinary exploits. Mike Langley also reconstructs, using the testimony of survivors, the operation in which Lassen was killed—and for which he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
Available since: 11/30/2016.
Print length: 256 pages.

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