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The Special Forces (Teach Yourself History)

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Pages: 256

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:7/30/2004 - Teach Yourself Books

By: Anthony Kemp

The Teach Yourself History series offers an alternative to academic historical books, its content being extensive yet extremely accessible and the approach refreshingly different. The books are informative and compelling, and engage the reader from beginning to end. They assume no prior historical knowledge, and are full of anecdotes and details that provide a very personal appeal. Teach Yourself The Special Forces looks at the development of the special forces during World War II onwards up to the present day. It has a strong focus on the SAS, being the service that triggered the development of special forces worldwide, but it also looks at international units and special forces of many different countries. Its chronological narrative considers the main characters involved in the Special Forces and covers major developments as well as specifics such as training, weaponry and the involvement of women. It will enable you to understand how anti-terrorist units function, and to develop an informed opinion about present-day terrorism and modern means of control.  

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