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by Peter Dennis,Jon Diamond

eBook Orde Wingate (Command) download ISBN: 1849083231
Author: Peter Dennis,Jon Diamond
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (October 23, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 64
ePub: 1593 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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Category: History
Subcategory: Military

Orde Wingate - Command (Paperback). Orde Wingate rose to fame by creating the Chindits in Burma in 1943. I found it an engrossing read and a book that I can highly recommend to yo. - -Scott Van Aken, ww. odelingmadness.

Orde Wingate - Command (Paperback). Jon Diamond (author), Peter Dennis (illustrator). He is an extremely important figure in military history, and deserves just as much attention as Alanbrooke, Montgomery, and Auchinleck. Unlike them, however, he always operated outside the accepted etiquette and the formal chain of command. I couldn't put Orde Wingate down.

Jon Diamond, Peter Dennis (Illustrations). Unlike them, however, he always operated outside the accepted etiquette and the formal chain of command

Orde Wingate rose to fame by creating the Chindits in Burma in 1943  . Jon Diamond, Peter Dennis (Illustrations). He was a maverick and misfit, and he held to the belief that the Orde Wingate rose to fame by creating the Chindits in Burma in 1943.

Peter Dennis (illustrator).

Orde Charles Wingate DSO & Two Bars (26 February 1903 – 24 March 1944) was a senior British Army officer, known for his creation of the Chindit deep-penetration missions in Japanese-held territory during the Burma Campaign of World War II. Wingat. Wingate was an exponent of unconventional military thinking and the value of surprise tactics. Assigned to Mandatory Palestine, he became a supporter of Zionism, and set up a joint British-Jewish counter-insurgency unit.

Colonel Orde Wingate . Jon Diamond is a practising physician who has had a life-long interest in military history. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. More books by Jon Diamond. More books by Peter Dennis.

Jon Diamond is a practising physician who has had a life-long interest in military history.

Osprey Publications Ltd has released Orde Wingate as Number 20 in their Command series. It is a paperback book with 64 pages

Osprey Publications Ltd has released Orde Wingate as Number 20 in their Command series. It is a paperback book with 64 pages. Included with the text are black and white photographs, colour illustrations, colour maps, an informational chart and detailed captions.

Orde Wingate was one of the most controversial British generals of the Second World War, seen by some as a genius held back by inferior, unimaginative minds and by others as an over-rated egomaniac whose military achievements in Burma never justified the cost in casualties. He was controversial from the moment he first came to prominence in Palestine in the 1930s. Wingate himself was killed early in the second raid, and command of the operation passed to Brigadier Lentaigne, whose performance in that role is also controversial.

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Orde Wingate rose to fame by creating the Chindits in Burma in 1943  . Books related to Orde Wingate.

Command 20. Author: Jon Diamond. Illustrator: Peter Dennis. Orde Wingate rose to fame by creating the Chindits in Burma in 1943

Command 20. Short code: CMD 20. Publication Date: 20 Oct 2012. He was a maverick and misfit, and he held to the belief that the type of mass warfare demonstrated on the Western Front (1914-18) had very little to do with the warfare of the future.

Reknowned for originating Chindit guerilla warfare raiding during World War II in Burma, the maverick Orde Wingate (1903-44) served across Africa and the Middle East before finding fame in southeast Asia. He started out by attending Charterhouse public school and then the Woolwich military academy. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1923, became a fine horseman, and went on to learn Arabic. He then served in the Sudan (1928-33), Palestine (1936-39), Ethiopia (1941) and eventually Burma (1942-44), where he rose to fame by creating the Chindits. Wingate is an extremely important figure in military history, and deserves just as much attention as Alanbrooke, Montgomery, and Auchinleck. Unlike them, however, he always operated outside the accepted etiquette and the formal chain of command. He was a maverick and misfit, and he held to the belief that the type of mass warfare demonstrated on the Western Front (1914-18) had very little to do with the warfare of the future. He believed that the latter would require an 'indirect approach', in which heavily lumbering armies would be exquisitely vulnerable to small groups of highly motivated, mobile and well-armed guerrillas. History has proved Wingate correct; in the years since 1945 the whole issue of small-unit guerrilla warfare has come of age, and large armies have become obsolete dinosaurs. This book covers Wingate's experiences in pre-war Palestine, in Ethiopia in 1941 (where he formed an irregular guerrilla unit to harrass the Italian garrisons), and in World War II Burma, where the two Chindit campaigns would be his apotheosis. Their root idea was long-range penetration into Japanese rear areas, to destroy communications and deny supplies to the forces in the front line. It was a truly heroic conception, although sadly few of the troops originally drafted into the Chindits proved to be sufficiently robust to meet the challenge. This book also examines that accusations that Wingate was psychologically unbalanced and that his professional ideas were conceived without adequate consideration of the real overall picture. He was a 'flawed genius' who could be persuasive and charismatic, but who also displayed a reckless disregard for the welfare of both his own troops and the native populations of their allies.
Comments: (6)
Winenama
Ord Wingate, an egotistical but incredibly courageous and innovative army officer who pioneered unconventional warfare techniques in Palestine, East Africa, and Southeast Asia, was treated at best with suspicion by the British military establishment of the Second World War. However, prior to his untimely death in Burma in 1944, he refined various techniques by which small, specially trained, and independent commands could provide significant leverage on the battlefield. Fifty years on, his legacy has been largely endorsed by the practices of several modern militaries, including US special operations forces. Jon Diamond's "Orde Wingate" biography for the Osprey Command series is an excellent introduction to the man and his moment.

Diamond provides a quick introduction to Wingate's rather unconventional upbringing before getting into his formative military experiences, especially as a leader of the special night squads countering Arab terrorists in Palestine in the late 1930's. Wingate early established a preference for going over the heads of his nominal superiors to obtain patrongage from a number of ranking generals and eventually Prime Minister Churchill. This preference made Wingate lots of enemies, but also gave him the opportunities to refine his small unit techniques on the battlefield. The author is evenhanded in his treatment of Wingate as an individual as well as a leader. This Osprey book includes a nice selection of photographs, maps, illustrations and diagrams of key military actions, along with a bibliography suggesting further readings.

"Orde Wingate" is highly recommend to students of the military art looking for a concise introduction to one of its more famous innovators.
Agalas
Good overview book. Heavy on campaign strategy and with good, annotated maps. This book piques one's interest in learning more about Wingate..
DJM LtCol USMCR (Ret'd)
Connorise
Good read. As a military buff, I discovered more info about the China, India Burma campaigne of WWII with this book.
Akinonris
As anticipated
Zieryn
I bought all the Orde Wingate books for my husband. He has
enjoyed them immensely. Wingate is a hero in many ways. The public
(and schools) could really offer more data about him.
Iesha
Orde Wingate is one of those "controversial" figures in military history... in other words, someone who is criticized by historians because the figure had unusual habits, his plans were novel, he employed vital resources which could have been employed elsewhere, etc., etc. while ignoring what the man accomplished. In Wingate's case, he was able to stop Arab raids on the Iraqi oil pipeline running through Palestine, or at least minimize them. He was able to liberate Ethiopia and hasten the fall of Italy's east African colonies with as few imperial troops as were necessary. And finally, he put the Japanese on the defensive in Burma, helping to pre-empt an invasion of India.

This book is at best an introduction to Wingate, his theories of what we would now call "special forces" and the campaigns he fought. Illustrated with maps, original artwork and many photographs.