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ELI 145 First Special Service Force 1942–44

ELI 145 First Special Service Force 1942–44
Autor: Bret Werner
Data publikacji: 2006-11-10
ISBN: 9781841769684
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 64
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This is a concise history of the unique integrated commando-style brigade of US and Canadian volunteers formed in 1942. Hand picked, and trained in airborne, amphibious, mountain and winter warfare, demolitions and close-quarter tactics, they left a combat legacy still recognized amongst today's Special Forces. This book explores the remarkable results the FSSF achieved in Italy - in the harsh mountain fighting on the Winter Line, in the trenches of Anzio, and in the breakthrough to Rome. Accompanied by unique combat photography and illustrations of their distinctive uniforms, this is an insight into a famous, but little explored unit.

· Introduction – the plan for Operation 'Plough', and formation of the FSSF · Organization & structure · Training: airborne – skiing – mountain – demolitions – amphibious · Operations: Kiska (Aleutians) – Mte Camino (Italy) – Mte la Difensa – Mte Majo – Anzio – Rome – Southern France – Franco-Italian border – disbandment · Uniforms · Uniforms of successor units · Equipment · Weapons · Special insignia

Bret Werner was raised in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. He has a degree in History and will soon be finishing his Masters degree in Social Studies Education. The author teaches secondary Social Studies and History in Bristol, Pennsylvania. He is deeply involved with living history organizations with an emphasis on the soldier of the 20th Century. The author is also an associate member of the First Special Service Force Association, where he attends the veteran reunions every year.

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