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Produced by Nugus / Martin Productions Ltd for the History Channel MMIEpisode 22 : The Desert Raiders
Shortly after Italy entered World War 2 in June 1940, General Wavell, the British commander in the Middle East accepted the idea of a small elite reconnaissance force to be known as the Long-Range Desert Group. When this was joined by the Special...