Roderick Bailey

The Egregious Fleming

Ian Fleming’s Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII


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In March 1942, while working in wartime London as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence, Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fleming proposed the creation of a tiny but dedicated front-line unit of commandos with the job of seeking and seizing enemy assets of intelligence value to the Allies. The resultant force came to be known as 30 Assault Unit.

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