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Osprey 1st Special Service Force
wedgetail53
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 01:06 PM UTC
Randy Harvey reviews the new Osprey Publications book "First Special Service Force 1942-44"

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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 02:45 PM UTC
Fine review.

I thumbed through this book a couple of times and was impressed that we had this multinational commando group. I was intrigued by the "death cards", a'la Apocalypse Now; did any other units have them in WW2?

Great artwork, too.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 01:36 PM UTC

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Fine review.



Thank you Fred. I appreciate the kind feedback. I actually met one of the members of that unit years back. He passed away a couple of years after I met him but it was cool to actually meet one of the surviving members.

I don't know about death cards from other units. I didn't know that they even had them back then. Pretty cool mind games.

Thanks again,
Randy
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 08:50 AM UTC
If you are interested Dragon has a Gen 2 set - US Mountain troops Winter that can very easily be depicted as SSF in Italy. Just change out the boots to reflect jump boots and if you like add the DML Johnston MG to add a little more distinction.

Cheers

Ray
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 04:22 PM UTC
Cool, thank you for the info and suggestions Ray.

Randy