Gentleman Jim: The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS and Special Services
The true story of one of the SAS originals, 'Gentleman Jim' Almonds' remarkable history is set in wartime England, the western desert, Italy and France and recounts his formative role in the birth of the SAS. Against a background of love, courage and survival against all the odds, this book captures the real spirit of the young soldiers in the new Special Air Service.
Jim Almonds, a sergeant in the Guards Commandos, sailed for the Middle East in 1941 to become an SAS 'original'. After action at Tobruk and elsewhere, Almonds was captured and shipped to a POW camp in Italy, he escaped and later,
in occupied France, won the Croix de Guerre. Based on his diaries,
the action throughout is vivid and immediate.
'Thrilling adventure story . . . a rare and fascinating glimpse into the creation of the SAS' Spectator
*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Formats for this Ebook
|Required Software||Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview|
|Supported Devices||Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.|
|# of Devices||Unlimited|
|Flowing Text / Pages||Pages|
|The message text*:|
Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)