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by Lorna Almonds Windmill

eBook Gentleman Jim : The Wartime Story of a Founder of the Sas epub
  • ISBN: 1841195669
  • Author: Lorna Almonds Windmill
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Military
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd (May 31, 2002)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ePUB size: 1848 kb
  • FB2 size 1261 kb
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The remarkable story of Jim Almonds, his WWII experiences, and his formative role in the birth of the SAS. Set in wartime England, the western desert, Italy, and France, this book captures the spirit of the young soldiers in the newly emerging Special Air Service, against a dramatic.

The remarkable story of Jim Almonds, his WWII experiences, and his formative role in the birth of the SAS. Set in wartime England, the western desert, Italy, and France, this book captures the spirit of the young soldiers in the newly emerging Special Air Service, against a dramatic background of love, courage, and high-risk adventure. Jim Almonds, a sergeant in the Guards Commandos, sailed for the Middle East as part of Layforce in January 1941, with David Stirling and others destined to become SAS L Detachment originals.

This remarkable story of Jim Almonds (Gentleman Jim) is set in wartime England, the western desert, Italy and France, and recounts his formative role in the birth of the SAS.

Lorna Almonds Windmill BA served in the Army

Lorna Almonds Windmill BA served in the Army. In 1999 she won the European Union of Women/IBM Award for European Women of Achievement. She has worked in Whitehall and the voluntary sector. She lives in South West London. I found this story of the early days of the SAS absorbing and a good read, it was interesting to hear from another participant and to realise how hard it was to convince the doubters that the idea would work. Armies always seem to be behind the times when war breaks out. It is a good story.

Gentleman Jim" Almonds, a sergeant in the Guards Commandos, sailed for the Middle East as. .

Gentleman Jim" Almonds, a sergeant in the Guards Commandos, sailed for the Middle East as part of "Layforce" in January 1941 with David Stirling and others destined to become SAS originals. After intense training in the desert and action at Tobruk, Jolo Oasis, Nofelia and Benghazi, Almonds was captured and shipped to a PoW camp in Italy, from which he managed to escape.

The Phantom Major: The Story of David Stirling and the SAS Regiment by Virginia . Lorna Almonds Windmill. Place of Publication.

item 1 Gentleman Jim: The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS and New Paperback Book -Gentleman Jim: The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS and New Paperback Book. The Phantom Major: The Story of David Stirling and the SAS Regiment by Virginia Cowles (Paperback, 2010).

Lorna Almonds-Windmill (19 February 2011). Gentleman Jim: The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS and Special Forces. First Published: Abe Books Leo Cooper subsequently Pen & Sword Books Limited London. Pen & Sword Books. ISBN 978-1-84884-424-7. Jock Lewes: Co-founder of the SAS. Tony Geraghty (August 1980). Who Dares Wins: The Story of the Special Air Service 1950–1980. Arms and Armour Press – London.

All used books sold by Book Fountain All new books sold by Book Fountain Books will be free of page markings. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. It is written by his daughter, and is based on Gentleman Jim's diaries, which he kept to be sent to his wife should he fail to return from war. Product Identifiers.

Lorna Almonds Windmill is the daughter of 'Gentleman Jim' and is herself a former Regular Army Captain. She is now an official at the Department of Trade and Industry and is the 1999 winner of the IBM/EUW Award for European Woman of Achievement in the Professions. Shipping: FREE Within . Destination, rates & speeds. 30 Day Return Policy.

After thirty-two days on the run in enemy territory, he reached US forces at the Benevento front line

After thirty-two days on the run in enemy territory, he reached US forces at the Benevento front line. Later, he parachuted into occupied France, where he harried the Germans so effectively that he was awarded the Croix de Guerre.

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.
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