British Commandos by Angus Konstam, Graham Turner

By Angus Konstam, Graham Turner

With Hitler's military rampaging throughout Europe, Winston Churchill ordered the production of a different scuffling with force-- the Commandos. those valiant males have been volunteers drawn from the ranks of the British military, shaped right into a specific provider Brigade, and positioned via a rigorous yet powerful education software. Over the process international battle II they'd see motion in each significant theater of operation, and are credited with a number of feats of gallantry throughout the D-Day landings. even though many devices have been disbanded after the conflict, the Royal Marine Commandos have maintained the criteria of this elite battling formation to the current day.

Angus Konstam explores the background of the Commandos in the course of their early life, supplying targeted descriptions in their education, guns, and kit. conflict stories are followed through specifically commissioned Osprey paintings and ancient pictures, delivering readers an in-depth research of a few of the main well-known battling devices within the British Army's history.

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APPENDIX A: WHERE ARE THE TRAPS? THOUGHTS ON BIAS APPENDIX B: A PRACTITIONER’S CHECKLIST APPENDIX C: LEARNING FROM MISTAKES—ORIGINAL DOCUMENTATION BIBLIOGRAPHY Disclaimer: All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions of the CIA or any other US government agency. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying US government authentication of information or agency endorsement of the author’s views. This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.

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