- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 9529 KB
- Print Length: 132 pages
- Publisher: Naval and Military Press; 1.0 edition (3 April 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007RC665C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 75 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The book has no index but it has a very clear preface, introduction and contents page, which breaks down into blows; releases; holds; throws; miscellaneous advice; disarming (pistol) and the rifle in close combat. Each chapter is broken down into specific topics, for instance in the miscellaneous advice into chair and knife; the match-box attack; smacking the ears; the art of getting up from the ground; getting up from the ground (backwards); attack with a small stick or cane etc. When these headings are addressed within the body of the book it is broken down further into a set number of instructions with corresponding illustrations on the adjacent page and supported by notes.
The stilletto (spelling) dagger and its use in combat is featured here as is the "smatchet" something between a Ghurka knife and a machette, as are some odd rope trick securing techniques and Fairbairn instructs on how to get out of some "come along" holds. It makes for interesting reading, throughout the introduction there is a kind of "gentlemen at war" mindset which is to be found in some of the books of this kind and I'm pretty sure doesnt exist so much today or would appear pastiche or spoof. Reading Fairbairn's reply to officers who found this kind of "rough housing" objectionable, prefering noble boxing, wrestling, rugby and football instead made me think.
An interesting read for readers of either military reads or war time literature.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As advertised. WW2 original missing a few pages. Totally satisfied.Published 6 months ago by MWD Nero
A great insight into the methods of ww2 cqc and Fairbairn's genius & practicality in the formation of modern combatives mindset. A must for any combatives or rbsp student.Published 6 months ago by Hybrid Street Combat
Interesting read of Fairburns unarmed combat techniques. Useful knowledge on how to defend yourself against an adversary.Published 7 months ago by James Broslin
Looks like a great book to read from WW2 I got two of these as gifts but I am going to have to reorder one for myself. :)Published 8 months ago by Richard