Commandos from the Sea: The History of Amphibious Special Warfare in World War II and the Korean War

Commandos from the Sea: The History of Amphibious Special Warfare in World War II and the Korean War


By (author) John B. Dwyer

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  • Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 272mm x 20mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Colorado
  • ISBN 10: 0873649605
  • ISBN 13: 9780873649605
  • Illustrations note: photos, illust.
  • Sales rank: 1,413,369

Product description

For the first time the full story of U.S. amphibious special warfare units during World War II and the Korean War is revealed in gripping, painstakingly researched accounts of battles that few knew even occurred. Author and historian John B. Dwyer spent years gathering these first-person accounts of amphibious commando operations in Europe, North Africa, the Pacific, China, and Korea. From secret joint military-OSS and CIA missions and thrilling submarine ops to river raids deep into Nazi-controlled North Africa to the training and insertion of Korean commandos for a secret war in North Korea to fatal engagements with Japanese occupation forces in China, Dwyer chronicles the heroic feats of men who were willing to try anything and go anywhere to accomplish their dangerous missions. With dramatic action shots of amphibious commandos in action, "Commandos from the Sea" is the definitive history of America's waterborne warriors of World War II and the Korean War.

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Table of contents

Part One Chapter 1 - Amphibious Reconnaissance Evolution Chapter 2 - The Amphibious Scouts and Raiders (Joint) Chapter 3 - The Army's Amphibians Chapter 4 - Cloak and Dagger MarOps Chapter 5 - The Demolitioneers Chapter 6 - SSU No.1 and SWPA Amphibious Scouts Chapter 7 - The Alamo Scouts Chapter 8 - Combat Swimmers in the Central Pacific Chapter 9 - Poseidon's Warriors in China Chapter 10 - Poseidon's Deceivers Chapter 11 - UTDs and Special Warfare, 1946-1953 Chapter 12 - Postwar Cover and Deception: Toward Jointness Part Two Warrior's Sagas