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The Commando Pocket Manual Hardcover – 18 Oct 2012

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Conway; 1st Conway Edition edition (18 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844861597
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844861590
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.8 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Commandos were created by Winston Churchill in 1940 as a 'butcher and bolt' raiding unit to destroy vital targets in German occupied Europe. Recruits for this 'special service' were all volunteers, drawn from the British Army, and later, from the Royal Marines and other Allied armies. Commando training was extremely demanding men had to be physically fit, and show initiative, mental toughness and adaptability. The training courses were designed to cultivate these qualities and to simulate real battle experiences, which included the use of live ammunition. This pocketbook draws on authentic training manuals, lecture notes, course literature and other material from the commando schools to give a real insight into this highly specialized fighting unit demonstrating how commandos were taught to live, fight and move on offensive operations, initially as raiding parties, and later as skilled assault infantry. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Chris Westhorp is an experienced freelance editor, writer and researcher. Formerly of Arms and Armour Press and Duncan Baird Publishing, he is a specialist interest in military history and aviation. Chris is the author of The Commando Pocket Manual 1950-1945(Conway, 2012) amongst numerous other titles.'


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What a splendid book for anyone wanting to cross the "t" and dot the "I". Such valuable information, still the same today. Ticketyboo.
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I bought this for a young squaddie to show him the difference in training today compared to the period covered by the book. It brought interest and amusement to several members of the family who read it and some have decided to buy their own copy. The illustrations on how to disarm a German soldier are quaint but the instruction is useful for self defence on the street today. A very enjoyable browse for all ages.
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A nice book of the army commandos in wwii era, with training, how, when and such. The training for survival in the wilderness, good to understand how advanced was training in that time with the commandos.
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What a great read and is amazing cover as well. Was bought for a friend who wants to become one of the elite and he even said it has opened his eyes towards the Corp.
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Got this for a modern day commando who couldn't really get in to it, may have to stick to more modern books
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Superb memorabilia
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