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US Army Special Forces 1952–84 (Elite)

(Book #4 in the Osprey Elite Series)

This description may be from another edition of this product. From its very inception the United States Army Special Forces has been enmeshed in controversy, its mission misunderstood to varying degrees, and its very existence opposed by some of the Army...


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Excellent reading on early Special Forces history

Gordon Rottman is retired Special Forces and does a thorough job of covering early Special Forces history back to the days of the OSS and the WWII Ranger Battilions. He shows the different paths of development that have evolved into todays Green Berets and Ranger Battalions. There is good coverage given to the uniforms, various unit flashes and insignia on the color plates. A worthwhile read for anyone interested in Special Forces history.

Thorough, Meticulous and fascinating!

The author - a former Special Forces Soldier and combat veteran himself has done a fine job in presenting the Special Forces of the world in an interest and informative manner. A must read for anyone researching the Special Forces of the world - their missions and capabilities. The book is written with an understanding that comes from being an insider to the SF community as well as a long time soldier. It is not only a fascinating read - it is also a valuable research tool. Highly recommended!
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