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The Making of a Royal Marine Commando

Foster, Nigel

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ISBN 10: 0283994592 / ISBN 13: 9780283994593
Published by Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1987
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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What type of person becomes a Royal Marine Commando? Do they fully realize what is involved? What qualities do the Royal Marines look for in their potential Young Officers? Do they ever make mistakes? Why did Prince Edward - the most famous Royal Marine of our time - drop out? To find out, Nigel Foster - who has served with the Corps - spoke to the Marines themselves. He tells of life in the Royal Marines from the point of view of a Young Officer and recruit, follows them through training, their first posting to a fighting company, and then to their specialist qualification. He reveals what life in the Royal Marines is really like: from mounting guard at Buckingham Palace to living for weeks on end at -40°F; from mounting anti-smuggling patrols in Hong Kong to patrolling in Northern Ireland. He also highlights some of the little-known aspects of the Marines' role in the Falklands War, and gives special attention to Prince Edward's decision to join the Royal Marines and ultimate rejection of the Corps. Superbly illustrated, in both black and white and colour, this compelling book contains previously unpublished photographs, including many exclusive pictures of the Falklands War. The Making of a Royal Marine Commando constitutes a vivid inside account of life with the corps widely considered to consist of the best-trained and most fearsomely effective troops in the world. Size: Sm 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 128123

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Title: The Making of a Royal Marine Commando

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Colour & b/w Illustrations / Photographs

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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An insider account of life with the Corps widely considered to consist of the best trained and most effective troops in the world. Nigel Foster, a former Young Officer spoke to the Marines themselves. He tells of life in the Royal Marines from the point of view of a young officer and a recruit, following them through training, their first posting to a fighting company and then to their specialist qualification. He aims to reveal what life in the Royal Marines is really like; from mounting guard at Buckingham Palace to living for weeks on end at -40 degrees Fahrenheit; from mounting anti-smuggling patrols in Hong Kong to patrolling in Northern Ireland. He considers such questions as what type of person becomes a Royal Marine commando and what qualities the Royal Marines are looking for, as well as discussing Prince Edward's decision to join and ultimately reject the Marines.

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