Anders Lassen (1920 -1945) was a highly decorated Danish soldier who was a recipient of the British Victoria Cross in the Second World War. A leader of the still-classified SOE (sometimes called the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare), his official dispatches often simply read, "Landed. Killed Germans. F***ed off."

Anders Lassen (1920 -1945) was a highly decorated Danish soldier who was a recipient of the British Victoria Cross in the Second World War. A leader of the still-classified SOE (sometimes called the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare), his official dispatches often simply read, "Landed. Killed Germans. F***ed off."

Anders Lassen VC, MC** (1920-45). Was posthumously awarded the VC for single-handedly taking out three enemy positions during a mission in the final weeks of the Italian campaign. His remains the only SAS VC.

Anders Lassen VC, MC** (1920-45). Was posthumously awarded the VC for single-handedly taking out three enemy positions during a mission in the final weeks of the Italian campaign. His remains the only SAS VC.

Anders ‘Andy’ Lassen with his Maltese terrier, Pipo the ‘Lion of Leros’. Formerly an Italian officer’s lapdog, Lassen had adopted Pipo to be his dog of war. He’d cured Pipo of his addiction to Italian Pasta, and got him eating proper raider food,...pin by Paolo Marzioli

Anders ‘Andy’ Lassen with his Maltese terrier, Pipo the ‘Lion of Leros’. Formerly an Italian officer’s lapdog, Lassen had adopted Pipo to be his dog of war. He’d cured Pipo of his addiction to Italian Pasta, and got him eating proper raider food,...pin by Paolo Marzioli

Men of the 1st Special Boat Service who saw service in the Aegean Sea, and Mediterranean. Standing lower left, Lieutenant Casulli who was killed in the Santarine raid in 1944 and top right, Captain Anders Lassen VC MC and 2 bars, killed at Lake Comacchio, Italy, April 1944.

Men of the 1st Special Boat Service who saw service in the Aegean Sea, and Mediterranean. Standing lower left, Lieutenant Casulli who was killed in the Santarine raid in 1944 and top right, Captain Anders Lassen VC MC and 2 bars, killed at Lake Comacchio, Italy, April 1944.

Major Anders Frederik Emil Victor Schau Lassen´s awards are displayed at The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945, Copenhagen.

Major Anders Frederik Emil Victor Schau Lassen´s awards are displayed at The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945, Copenhagen.

Major Anders Lassen (facing camera) discussing with another officer the forthcoming Lake Commacchio raid, early 1945. Lassen and his fellow men of the SBS were tasked to cross impossible terrain, so spearheading the Allied Breakthrough in Northern...pin by Paolo Marzioli

Major Anders Lassen (facing camera) discussing with another officer the forthcoming Lake Commacchio raid, early 1945. Lassen and his fellow men of the SBS were tasked to cross impossible terrain, so spearheading the Allied Breakthrough in Northern...pin by Paolo Marzioli


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