The Royal Marines 1939–93

The Royal Marines 1939–93

Elite 57
  • Author: Nick van der Bijl
  • Illustrator: Paul Hannon
  • Short code: ELI 57
  • Publication Date: 16 Jan 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855323889
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

The origin of the Royal Marines dates back to the formation of the Admiral's Regiment in the 17th century. Since then Marines have participated in more battles on land and sea than any other branch of the British Armed Forces. Their 'elite' status rests in the commandos the one formation that is trained to be delivered to battle by helicopter or landing craft from ships. This book examines the units, organization and operations of the Royal Marines, focusing on their activity in World War II's various theatres and their post-war operations in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and the Gulf.

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.


Introduction Royal Marine Units Organisation Operations WWII Post-War Operations Northern Ireland The Falklands and the Gulf The Plates

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