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Description - The Royal Marines, 1956-84 by William Fowler

As a "Special Forces" organization the Royal Marines and their supporting Commando-trained arms are unique. While other special forces trace their origins to World War I, the Royal Marines date back to 1664. Since then, they have seen action across the world, from their memorable role in the capture of Gibraltar in 1704 to their crucial involvement in World Wars I and II. This book examines the Royal Marines' service and training from the Suez Crisis of 1956, through to their involvement in Northern Ireland and the Falklands in the 1980s. Numerous illustrations, including photographs and color plates, detail the uniforms and equipment of the Marines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850455687
ISBN-10: 0850455685
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 183mm x 4mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 22-Nov-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Fowler

William Fowler is an experienced researcher and writer on the British Army, in which he served for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Royal Green Jackets and held all Territorial Army ranks from rifleman to captain. He saw active service during the Gulf War 1990-91. He is the author of the best-selling Men-at-Arms 133: Battle for the Falklands - Land Forces.

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