• Filename: commando.
  • ISBN: 9781613121818
  • Release Date: 2012-04-01
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Johnny Ramone
  • Publisher: Abrams

Raised in Queens, New York, Johnny Ramone founded one of the most influential rock bands of all time, but he never strayed from his blue-collar roots and attitude. He was truly imbued with the angry-young-man spirit that would characterize his persona both on and off stage. Through it all, Johnny kept the band focused and moving forward, ultimately securing their place in music history by inventing punk rock. The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002—two years later, Johnny died of cancer, having outlived two other founding members. Revealing, inspiring, and told on his own terms, this highly designed memoir also features Johnny’s assessment of the Ramones’ albums; a number of eccentric Top Ten lists; rare historical artifacts; and scores of personal and professional photos, many of which have never before been published. Praise for Commando: “Amazing book . . . dense and throbbing with character—enough to bring this departed New York icon barking back to life.” —New York Daily News "Johnny's delightful, sadly posthumous autobiography, Commando, is just like its author—as punk as it gets." —Wall Street Journal “Ramone memoir reveals charming, grumpy punk icon.” —Reuters “There's no grand confessional to end Commando, just a nod of gratitude toward family, friends, and fans. Its characteristic succinctness rings genuine.” —Austin Chronicle


  • Filename: commando.
  • ISBN: 9781407007908
  • Release Date: 2008-10-14
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Chris Terrill
  • Publisher: Random House

Chris Terrill is a man in search of his limit. He's 55 years old. He is not a soldier. He is being trained by the Royal Marines and he is going to Afghanistan. The only difference is that instead of a gun, Chris will be holding a camera and filming the whole ordeal for a major TV series. The Royal Marines Commando training base in Lympstone Devon, has a famous motto: '99.9% need not apply'. Of those who start training, after a very tough selection process, nearly 50% fail to make it through the most gruelling physical tests of any armed forces in the world in an eight month training regime. The elite who do eventually pass out are generally eighteen years old and at the peak of physical condition. But Chris Terrill is the exception: this book will tell of his heroic struggle to become the oldest man to win the coveted Royal Marines Commando Green Beret and enter the record books. And after six months of hell, what next? Chris will follow the raw recruits on a tour to Southern Afghanistan. He will tell the story in book and film of the fears and hopes of the youngsters as they are plunged into one of the planet's most dangerous wars in the outlaw mountain terrain of Helmand Province. He will tell of ferocious battles against the Taliban, of firefights, of jaw-dropping heroism, British sang froid and humour and tragedy as causalities are suffered -- all from the unique perspective of a civilian who has achieved the ultimate accolade: to be accepted as an honorary Royal Marines Commando. Commando is a brilliant account of modern war on the front line.


  • Filename: commando.
  • ISBN: 1417925841
  • Release Date: 2005-05-01
  • Number of pages: 331
  • Author: Deneys Reitz
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

1929. Deneys Reitz, who is now one of General Smuts's political lieutenants and a warm supporter of the British Commonwealth, fought through the South African War as our enemy. He enlisted on the outbreak of the war as a boy of seventeen and went through it to the bitter end. His father was President of the Orange Free State, and after peace was concluded he and his family went into exile. Later he returned to his own country; and later still fought in the Great War on the side of the Allies, first in West and South Africa, and then in France, where he was severely wounded, and where he came to command the First Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Commando abounds in interesting sidelights and portraits-Kruger, De Wet, Smuts, Kitchener. One of the most remarkable passages gives us a glimpse of the young Winston Churchill as prisoner of war in Pretoria. It is difficult to speak of this book in anything short of a string of superlatives. The spirit of it is magnificent; the uncomplaining courage of the boy-fighter rouses memories of all the stories down the ages about unrecking devotion to an ideal. And not one of them is a finer one than this.


  • Filename: commando.
  • ISBN: 9781460315019
  • Release Date: 2013-04-15
  • Number of pages: 249
  • Author: Lindsay McKenna
  • Publisher: Harlequin

HE WAS NO STRANGER TO PERIL As a mercenary, Jake Randolph had faced danger and walked away unscathed. Yet, as a man, he'd confronted love—and lost much more than his heart. But his latest assignment, locating beautiful Shah Sungilo Travers, reminded Jake of what was missing in his own life. Shah had traveled to the Amazon to escape unwanted male attention. However, Jake's determination to keep her safe was quickly wearing down her resolution to lead a secluded life. Jake claimed the jungle was no place for her, but would Shah be any safer in his arms? Look for more titles from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna. And don't miss The Loner, coming in July 2013!


  • Filename: commando.
  • ISBN: 9781782004011
  • Release Date: 2013-07-20
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Kenneth Macksey
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Commando', the history Commandos and small-scale raids during World War II, is a gripping narrative, tracing the actions of the fearless men who served as Allied commandos for the Combined Operations department during the war. Kenneth Macksey offers the details of St Nazaire, Bruneval, Dieppe as well as the key players, such as Stirling, Lovat and Carlson. Macksey skilfully provides a study of the lesser-known figures, such as Edson, Appleyard and Pickney, bringing to life their courage and determination while celebrating the sailors who enabled the raiders to reach their destinations.


  • Filename: commando.
  • ISBN: 9780748123513
  • Release Date: 2012-10-04
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: James Owen
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

June 1940: As Britain's soldiers limped home from Dunkirk, a maverick Army officer was already devising a bold plan to hit back at the enemy. His idea was to revolutionise military thinking and change the face of warfare for ever. Relying as much on stealth and guile as on courage and stamina, the Commandos brought to the battlefield the skills of the guerrilla. Trained by an unconventional band of experts, and led by a big-game hunter, a film star, a Highland chief and an eccentric wielding a bow and arrow, they became the spearhead of the Allied drive for victory. Weaving together official documents, new research and veterans' own accounts, Commando reveals for the first time the exhilarating full story of WWII's most formidable fighting force.

On Commando

  • Filename: on-commando.
  • ISBN: 9781406816266
  • Release Date: 2007-02-01
  • Number of pages: 72
  • Author: Dietlof Van Warmelo
  • Publisher:

Air Force Commando

  • Filename: air-force-commando.
  • ISBN: 9781563116001
  • Release Date: 2000-10-10
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Madonna Yancey
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

"A special acknowledgment goes to Madonna Yancey for writing the manuscript for the front of this publication"--P.4.

Norton Commando

  • Filename: norton-commando.
  • ISBN: 9781845842819
  • Release Date: 2010-07-01
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Peter Henshaw
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

Stop! Don't buy a Commando without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Peter Henshaw's years of real ownership experience; learn how to spot a bad Commando quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right bike at the right price! Packed with good advice from running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Commando community, right through to whether your Commando will fit in your garage and indeed, with your lifestyle? This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Commando of your dreams.

Skorzeny s Special Missions

  • Filename: skorzeny-s-special-missions.
  • ISBN: 9781848325333
  • Release Date: 2011-05-30
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Otto Skorzeny
  • Publisher: Frontline Books

Otto Skorzeny, Germany’s top commando in the Second World War, is one of the most famous men in the history of special forces. His extraordinary wartime career was one of high risk and adventure and here he tells the full story. Skorzeny quickly proved his worth in Yugoslavia and then Russia. In 1942 he was awarded the Iron Cross, and in April 1943 he was promoted to captain and named ‘Chief of Germany's Special Troops, Existing or to be Created in the Future’. When Mussolini was imprisoned in Italy in 1943, it was Skorzeny who successfully led the daring glider rescue, winning the Knight’s Cross and promotion as a result. Skorzeny’s talents were brought into play again when he was sent to Budapest to stop the Hungarian regent Admiral Horthy from signing a peace with Stalin in 1944. Now dubbed ‘the most dangerous man in Europe’ by the Allies he was awarded the German Cross in Gold. A few months later he took a critical role in the Ardennes offensive with a controversial plan to raise a brigade disguised as Americans with captured Sherman tanks. His captured colleagues spread a false rumour that he was planning to assassinate Eisenhower, who was consequently confined to his headquarters for weeks.

Call of Battle

  • Filename: call-of-battle.
  • ISBN: 1742371507
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 647
  • Author: George Low
  • Publisher: Crows Nest

Ten action-packed comic book stories from the acclaimed war time series Commando. For the generations of men whose interest in military history was triggered by reading war comics in their youth, here at last is Commando's ultimate collection of Second World War stories. This book showcases the best of the best - and 25 per cent bigger than the originals for high-explosive impact! Chosen by former editor George Low, who worked on Commando comic books for over 40 years, the brilliantly drawn stories in this classic collection range from backs-to-the-wall heroics at Dunkirk and Battle of Britain dogfights, through desert warfare in North Africa and daring commando raids behind enemy lines, to tough battles across Europe from D-Day to Arnhem. Evocatively titled stories such as 'Battle Wagon', 'The Ship Busters', 'Death Patrol', 'Aces Wild' and 'Riley's Rifle' show swashbuckling Tommies in their finest hours, giving a good honest drubbing to fanatical Fritzes and the horrid Hun. For everyone whose comic-book battle lust has ever been stirred by Nazi cries of 'Die! Englischer schweinhund', Call of Battle will transport them right back into fictional combat situations they'd forgotten were so much fun. And a new generation can discover Commando's legendary way of taking ordinary men and turning them into heroes.

The Dirty Dozen

  • Filename: the-dirty-dozen.
  • ISBN: 1844423077
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 784
  • Author: George Low
  • Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

'Achtung!', 'Gott in Himmel!', 'Donner und Blitzen!' For the generations of men whose obsession with military history was triggered by reading war comics in their youth, here at last, is Commando's ultimate collection of Second World War stories. The Dirty Dozen showcases the best of the best - and 25 per cent bigger than the originals, so old guys can read the strips without their glasses! Chosen by current Editor George Low, the brilliantly drawn stories in this classic collection range from backs-to-the-wall heroics at Dunkirk and Battle of Britain dogfights, through desert warfare in North Africa and daring commando raids behind enemy lines, to tough battles across Europe from D-Day to VE Day. For everyone whose comic-book battle lust has ever been stirred by Nazi cries of 'Die! Englischer schweinhund', The Dirty Dozen will transport them right back into fictional combat situations they'd forgotten were so much fun. Aaarrghh!


  • Filename: commando.
  • ISBN: 0473277107
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Marc Norman
  • Publisher:

Commando General

  • Filename: commando-general.
  • ISBN: 9781473854109
  • Release Date: 2016-11-30
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Richard B Mead
  • Publisher:

Always marked out for high rank, Robert Laycock came into his own when selected to raise 8 Commando, a new ‘crack’ unit early in the Second World War. After training, 7, 8 and 11 Commandos were sent to the Middle East in early 1941 and all became Layforce under Laycock’s command. Layforce was disbanded after Crete fell. Laycock took part in the abortive raid on Rommel’s HQ. As commander of the Special Service Brigade Laycock played an important role in the Sicily landings and at Salerno. In October 1943 he succeeded Mountbatten as Chief of Combined Operations, coordinating combined services operations and training and attending Allied conferences. In later life Laycock became Governor of Malta and Colonel of the SAS. In this long overdue biography, the author reveals the detail of this fine soldier’s character and superb military record.

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