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Description - Commando Tactics by Stephen Bull

British commandos are among the most celebrated soldiers of the Second World War. Their daring, ingenuity and bravery have given rise to an almost legendary reputation that makes it difficult to appreciate fully their role and their true value as fighting men. Stephen Bull, in this in-depth study of commando tactics and history, seeks to dispel the myths and the misunderstandings that surround them, and he places these elite troops of 70 years ago in the context of their times. He also demonstrates that the idea of the commando took time to develop and that commando operations were far from always successful. Commando tactics amphibious, mountain, close quarter were forged through the often-painful experience of raids and combined operations. And commando tactics and organization remained in a state of flux throughout the war as new situations and challenges arose. Stephen Bull's vivid account will be essential reading for anyone who is interested in commando fighting techniques and the early history of special forces. AUTHOR: Dr Stephen Bull is currently Curator of Military History and Archaeology for Lancashire Museums. He has previously worked at the National Army Museum, and for the BBC in London. He is the author of more than twenty military and historical titles published in Europe and the US, and he has appeared in the TV series Battlefield Detectives. Among his many publications are An Historical Guide to Arms and Armour, Volunteer! The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers 1859-1885, Brassey's History of Uniforms: World War One British Army, World War I Trench Warfare, Encyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation, World War II Infantry Tactics and World War II Jungle Warfare Tactics. SELLING POINTS: -In-depth study of the history of British Second World War Commandos -Insight into the origins and early development of commando units -Close analysis of commando fighting methods and equipment -Looks at the performance of commandos in raids and in combined operations -Covers commando action in France and Norway 20-30 illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848840744
ISBN-10: 1848840748
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 0mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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