The war in Italy was characterized by a host of Special Forces actions. The fact that the Italians had formed two governments, one backing the Allies and one a puppet German government, meant that the secret war was vital to the Allies conventional forces and partisans, the SAS, SOE, the US OSS (precursor to the CIA) all played important roles. On the night of 20/21 April 1945, the last operational jump of World War 2 took placeAE"Operation Herring. Operation Herring lasted over 72 hours instead of the 36 initially foreseen, but it turned out to be a success. The action did presage the end of the Italian campaign and the war in Italy, but until now little has been written about this, and other secret operations, on the Italian front. It will be an essential reference for students of World War 2.
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Will Fowler has written over thirty books on military technology and conflicts from the 19th century to the Second Gulf War. He has also broadcast on historical and defense-related topics and recently appeared as an interviewee on the Discovery Channel in a series of programs on military tactics. He was interviewed by the Daily Mirror in connection with the Hollywood film Blood Diamond, as his book Operation Barras: The SAS Rescue Mission in Sierra Leone 2000 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) contains chapters that cover the civil war in Sierra Leone, which is the centre of the film. He also leads army battlefield tours, including of SAS operations in Italy.
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