US Army Special Operations in WWII (US Army Green Book) Daniel Hogan

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Published: August 7th 2013

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138 pages


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US Army Special Operations in WWII (US Army Green Book)  by  Daniel Hogan

US Army Special Operations in WWII (US Army Green Book) by Daniel Hogan
August 7th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 138 pages | ISBN: | 5.73 Mb

The history of US special forces in WWII. Many of us are familiar with the US Army Rangers - but few know they were trained by and directly modeled on the British Royal Marine Commandos. The book tells of the struggle of the Rangers to maintainMoreThe history of US special forces in WWII. Many of us are familiar with the US Army Rangers - but few know they were trained by and directly modeled on the British Royal Marine Commandos.

The book tells of the struggle of the Rangers to maintain their elite status and not to be absorbed into the US Army as line infantry. There is also the story of Merrills Marauders the most unusual outfit in US Army history - formed from the rejects of line units it turned out to be fine deep penetration unit.

Perhaps most fascinating of all though, and almost unknown to the US public, is the Philippine partisan movement, formed and led by US army officers who evaded capture by the Japanese. Its an extraordinary story of US soldiers improvising the guerilla tactics of Mao Tse Tung and General Giap to defeat the Japanese. Its extraordinary how the US army ignored the vast experienced gained in this clandestine war when it was engaged in Vietnam and SE Asia



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