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ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO - An Illustrated History of Britain's Elite Fighting Force.

Ladd, James D

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ISBN 10: 0600500365 / ISBN 13: 9780600500360
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London 1985, Hamlyn, revised edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 1/2 x 12, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 192 PAGES, SEMI-GLOSSY PAPER, many illustrations & maps, notes, bibliog, index.--------------------------------------------------------------------------The Royal Marines were formed in 1664 to fight in the war against the Dutch, and in the three centuries since then have fought by sea and by land in actions throughout the world. Marines took part in the storming of Gibraltar (1704), the seizure of Belle Isle (1761) and the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775). They fought with distinction in the Napoleonic Wars and in the nineteenth century there was rarely a raid, punitive expedition or war in which the Royal Marines did not take part. Indeed, so many battle honours have been won by the Royal Marines that in 1827 George IV chose a globe as their emblem to signify the wide-ranging nature of their exploits. The Marines performed with skill and courage in both World Wars and in the post-war years have undertaken difficult assignments in many areas such as Malaya, Cyprus and Borneo where their unique capabilities were needed. More recently they were instrumental in recapturing the Falkland Islands from Argentinian forces in 1982. Today, they are deployed in Norway, NATO's northern flank, but still possess their valued ability for quick and decisive intervention at very short notice. In Royal Marine Commando James Ladd, a former Marine himself, provides a popular account of the history of the Royal Marines, and describes in depth some of the many actions in which they have fought from the viewpoint of the Marines involved in them, whether officer or soldier. Supplementing his account are 40 illustrations in colour and 110 in black and white. Bookseller Inventory # 36242

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Title: ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO - An Illustrated ...

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