The Dark Eye in Africa

The Dark Eye in Africa

The Dark Eye in Africa

The Dark Eye in Africa

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Colonel David Stirling, DSO, to whom this book is dedicated, is a member of an ancient, aristocratic Highland family from the highlands of Scotland. In fact, David himself was one of the gentlemen ushers in Westminster Abbey at the time of the coronation of the Queen. But he is known throughout Britain and the British Empire for the extremely original and valorous part he played in the war. He entered the war as a subaltern in the Scots Guards -- he is only thirty-eight today-and was sent out with the famous Eighth Army to North Africa. There he quickly formed his own ideas about how the German-Italian lines of supply could be most effectively harassed at a moment when we were in a desperate and heavily outnumbered situation. Like everything else he does, he no sooner was convinced of the rightness of his ideas than he went straight to the High Command and put his ideas to them with such . . .

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