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The Close-combat Files of Colonel Rex Applegate

By: Applegate, Rex Melson, Charles D.

0873649982 / 9780873649988
Hardback
355.4
01/09/1998
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United States
216 x 280 mm, 898 grams 208 pages, illustrations
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This is the remarkable story of how Col. Rex Applegate, William Fairbairn, Eric Sykes and Wild Bill Donovan trained and employed OSS and MID commandos during WWII.

Includes the facts behind the development of point shooting, knife fighting, hand-to-hand combat and a staggering number of other fighting skills as taught by the top instructors of the era.

Contains rare archival photos and the Colonel's graphic original lesson plans.

BIC:

JWDG Irregular or guerrilla forces & warfare, JWL War & defence operations, JWM Weapons & equipment, TTM Military engineering

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