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It Had to be Tough.

Author: James Dunning
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the fascinating story of the origins of the Commandos (Britain's first Special Service troops and the forerunners of today's Parachute Regiment, the SAS and the SBS) and the development of their special training in World War II. The commandos were raised on the specific and personal orders of the prime minister, Winston Churchill, in the dark days of the summer of 1940 when these islands faced the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dunning, James.
It Had to be Tough.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Dunning
ISBN: 9781783030866 1783030860
OCLC Number: 830167385
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter I 'A Bold Step' --
Churchill's Commandos; Chapter II Setting Up --
Billets and Organization; Chapter III Making a Start --
Initial Training and Tribulations; Chapter IV On the Water --
Small Boats and Landing Craft; Chapter V Weapon Training --
Shoot to Kill; Chapter VI Training Centres --
Lochailort and Achnacarry; Chapter VII Special Operational Training --
The St Nazaire and Dieppe Raids; Chapter VIII Small Canoes and Thick Jungles --
SBS and Burma; Chapter IX Snow, Mountains and Surf; Chapter X Parachuting Pioneers. Chapter XI And Finally . . .Bibliography; Index.

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This book tells the fascinating story of the origins of the Commandos (Britain's first Special Service troops and the forerunners of today's Parachute Regiment, the SAS and the SBS) and the development of their special training in World War II. The commandos were raised on the specific and personal orders of the prime minister, Winston Churchill, in the dark days of the summer of 1940 when these islands faced the real threat of a Nazi invasion. It was a bold, but typically Churchillian, decision. The book traces the formation of the Commandos and the development of the extreme and often unorth.

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