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- DescriptionA history of the special forces worldwide since 1945 from the SAS to the US Navy Seals, and other International Special Forces from Europe and beyond. A thorough investigation of the rise of the armed forces elite groups from their inception during World WarII to the present day. including an examination of their operational role during wartime and at peace; their use as anti terrorist specialists and their future as instant response units. The book also looks at the basics how members of the Special Forces are recruited and how the recruits are trained. Using numerous 1st hand accounts, this is a book t glorifying the heroics of the gung ho squaddie , but a rational look at the most professional of the professional soldiers and their role in a world which is becoming ever more high tech and sophisticated.
- Author BiographyRobin Neillands served in 45 Commando Royal Marines during the 1950s. He now works as a journalist and travel writer and has a growing reputation as a military historian. He has published many books on British military history from the Napoleonic era through to the Second World War. His co author Roderick de Normann also has a military background and several military histories to his credit.
- Author(s)Robin Neillands
- PublisherOrion Publishing Co
- Date of Publication07/12/1998
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOrion mass market paperback
- Out-of-print date03/01/2003
- Content Noteportraits
- Weight323 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementNew edition
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