* Commando Country looks at the variety of establishments (mostly Highland shooting lodges) set up during the Second World War for special service training.
* The book describes the use made of the landscape and coastline and of specialist civilian skills such as stalking and mountaineering.
* The story involves famous names such as:
- author Gavin Maxwell
- actor David Niven
- polar explorer Martin Lindsay
- founder of the SAS David Stirling
- Special Operations Executive agent Violet Szabo.
* Conveying the atmosphere of Highland locations, the book makes use of photographs and personal testimony collected from those involved.
Published by: NMS Enterprises Limited - Publishing 2007, reprinted three times
Author: Stuart Allan
Illustrations: 20 colour + 40 b/w
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
ISBN: 978 1 905267 14 9
Stuart Allan is curator at the National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle.