Marine Recon 1940–90

Marine Recon 1940–90

Elite 55
  • Author: Charles D. Melson
  • Illustrator: Paul Hannon
  • Short code: ELI 55
  • Publication Date: 12 Sep 1994
  • Number of Pages: 64
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In 1976 Maj. James Capers Jr. welcomed new men and their families into a force reconnaissance company. 'Only the most capable Marines are selected for this duty due to rigid mental and physical demands. A very thorough screening of each applicant is conducted … to test alertness and endurance. The result is a small elite unit with highly qualified Marines who are considered the best in the world'. Ex-Marine Charles D Melson examines the history, equipment and insignia of the Marine's amphibious and ground long-range patrol reconnaissance specialists in this volume which contains a wealth of photographs and 12 full page colour plates by Paul Hannon.

Biographical Note

Nick van der Bijl served 24 years as a Regular in the British Army in armour, military intelligence and security and finally as an infantry officer in the Territorial Army. He saw active service in Northern Ireland and with the 3rd Commando Brigade during the Falkland conflict. In addition to this book, Nick wrote the successful Men-at-Arms 250: Argentine Forces in the Falklands. The Senior Producer and Writer for Brush Fire Films, Nick lives and works in Somerset. Paul Hannon is based in London and is a highly experienced military artist. He has produced artwork for several Osprey books, including Men-at-Arms 169: Resistance Warfare 1940-45 and Men-at-Arms 156: The Royal Marines.


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