Marine Recon 1940–90 cover
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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.

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The Commander's Eyes & Ears · Organization & Operations: World War II · The Korean War · The Vietnam War · The 1970s & 1980s · The Gulf War · Uniforms & Accoutrements · The Plates

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Published Sep 12 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855323919
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 55
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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