The War That Never Was: The True Story of the Men Who Fought Britain’s Most Secret Battle alights on the shelves of the splendid Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

Latest addition to the bookshelves of the leading book shop in Peasedown St. John!

Category: Military History
The War That Never Was: The True Story of the Men Who Fought Britain’s Most Secret Battle by Duff Hart-Davis
London: Century, 2011
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Gilt titling to Spine
2nd impression. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: 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 the most uneven running battles ever waged; the Egyptians fielded a huge, professionally-trained army. The British fought back at the head of a ragtag force of tribal warriors and, ultimately, won. Egypts President Nasser described the battle in the Yemen as my Vietnam.
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