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The War That Never Was

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Description for The War That Never Was Paperback. Tells the story of a secret war fought by British mercenaries in the Yemen in the early 1960s. Num Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations (some col.), map, ports. (some col.). BIC Classification: 1FBXY; 3JJPK; BTM; HBJF1; HBWS; JWXN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 196 x 26. Weight in Grams: 304.
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 ... Read more

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About Duff Hart-Davis
Duff Hart-Davis has written and edited fifty books on a wide variety of subjects, including eight adventure novels and biographies of Peter Fleming, the traveller and author, J.J.Audubon, the American bird artist, and most recently Philip de László, the portrait painter. A deep interest in natural history led to Monarchs of the Glen, a history of the Highland deer forests, ... Read more

Reviews for The War That Never Was
Remarkable story ... Hart-Davis tells splendidly the astonishing tale he has uncovered
Max Hastings for The Sunday Times
Duff Hart-Davis has taken over the writing of this book from Jim Johnson's second-in-command, Tony Boyle, who was working from Johnson's archive; both men died before the work was completed. He has done his extraordinary subject justice. Why did any ... Read more

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