About this book
Paperback edition of the true story of Ian Fleming's WWII unit, who were the real life inspiration for James Bond. Known as '30 Assault Unit', they took part in the major campaigns of WWII, and seized the entire archives of the German Navy. Fleming flew out in person to get the loot back to Britain, where it was combed for evidence to use in the Nuremburg trials. '...now I finally understand how an Enigma machine works.' William Boyd, "Guardian"
In 1942, Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fleming had a brilliant idea: why not set up a unit of authorised looters, men who would go in hard with the front-line troops and steal enemy intelligence? Known as '30 Assault Unit', they took part in the major campaigns of the Second World War. This book tells 30 Assault Unit's story.
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