Operation Archery: The British Commando Raid
The Successful British Commando Raid on Vaagso During Operation Archery Produced Far-Reaching Consequences in Adolf Hitler’s Conduct of the War.
By Robert Barr Smith They came out of the sea, out of the darkness, and they brought death, terror, and destruction with them. Leaving behind towering pyres of oily smoke, they were gone before their foe could react. Every German soldier would hear about these raiders and remember them. They would fear the name Commando. The Special Service Brigade, formal designation of the Commando forces, attracted quite a collection of daring, aggressive officers, a few of them a bit on the eccentric side,