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One of the most prestigious and versatile units of the British armed forces, the Royal Marine Commandos served in many theatres worldwide, performing a number of conventional and specialised roles. During the period covered in this account, conscription to the Royal Marines came to an end and the unit became a professional and dedicated force, with a tough recruitment programme and a focus on teamwork. This book provides a detailed look at the service life of a Royal Marine Commando in a time of great change, exploring the developments that took place in recruitment, training, equipment, weaponry, dress and tactical deployment in the post-World War II period.
Introduction * Chronology * Recruitment * Enlistment * Training * Appearance * Equipment * Conditions of Service * On Campaign * Belief and Belonging * Experience of Battle * After the Battle * Collecting * Museums * Re-enactment * Bibliography * Glossary
  • AUTHOR: Fowler, W
  • FORMAT: 64pp 50 Bw 8 col 248x184 Pb
  • Code: 25178

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