1. 'The History Of 30 Assault Unit: Ian Fleming's Red Indians'

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-05-14

    Another book centered on James Bond creator Ian Fleming and his 30AU (30 Assault Unit) by author Craig Cabell is due for release later this year.

    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming

    To be published on 15 October is The History of 30 Assault Unit: Ian Fleming’s Red Indians.

    The book follows the release of last year’s Ian Fleming’s Secret War (also by Cabell), which focused on the activities of Fleming and his role with the 30AU—a unit he set up during World War II in 1942, while he served as the personal assistant to the director of naval intelligence. It’s goal was to undertake top secret intelligence-gathering missions, going in before Allied troops to make sure vital information was not destroyed.

    Cabell has said that the unit ultimately served as inspiration for the creation of the 007 character.

    The History of 30 Assault Unit: Ian Fleming’s Red Indians will be published in hardback by Pen & Sword Military. Retailing for £19.99, it can currently be pre-ordered online:

    Cover artwork is not yet available, but we’ll update you as soon as it is.

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