World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units

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World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units

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With the need for large-scale amphibious landings to decide the outcome of World War II the US Navy developed several types of specialized unit to reconnoitre potential landing areas, degrade the enemy's ability to resist, and assist the landing forces on to the beaches. The Scouts and Raiders were the forerunners of the SEALs, Beach Jumpers made elaborate simulated landings to distract the enemy, the Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams cleared obstacles to amphibious landings and Naval Group China fought alongside Chinese guerrillas behind Japanese lines. This book uncovers the fascinating history of these units, the unique gear they went into theatre with and the vital roles they carried out throughout the war.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2014
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780960555
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 13 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 203
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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