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by Robin Neillands

Author: Robin Neillands
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: NYU Press (March 1, 1998)
Pages: 1 pages
Category: History
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In The Combat Zone book.

In The Combat Zone book. Robin Neillands, military historian and himself a former Royal Marine Commando, here tells the story of special forces since the end of World War II, where possible in the words of the soldiers themselves.

Robin Neillands concentrates on US and British units in what he calls "the story of special forces since 1945. A significant problem Neillands faces is one of definition. His goal is to describe how special forces have "developed, expanded and changed. He also desires to dispel the "Rambo" myth of the typical special forces soldier. Early in the book, he advises the reader that all units mentioned are special forces (SF) or special operations forces (SOF)

In the Combat Zone: History of Special Forces Since 1945. Great book, filled cover to cover with info about special forces. I loved the book for its complete cover on the subject.

In the Combat Zone: History of Special Forces Since 1945. However, in my opinion, it may get alittle boring, and I jumped few not-so interesting text-parts over. And for what I would've wished for, would've been more information about recent wars, in the gulf, for example. But what was great was that it covered from 1917 (if I remember correct) to recent day, a very great deal of British and American special force activity. And you have to love the complete index of world's special forces in the back.

Robin Neillands, renowned military historian and himself a former Royal Marine Commando, tells the story of special forces since the end of the World War II, where possible in the words of the soldiers themselves. He describes the operational successes and failures, advances in military technology crucial to special force effectiveness, and the achievements, challenges, and exploits of a wide range of special force units.

Books will be free of page markings. Robin Neillands goes behind the the gung ho hero myth of special forces to tell their true story since 1945, using the words of the soldiers themselves, hefollows the phases of expansion and contraction of special forces, their successes and failures, the developments in techlogy, and new roles in anti terrorism and anti drug operations. He descrbes the exploits ot the SAS and. the Green Berets, as well as regiments and special forces form other countries. Robin Neillands served in 45 Commando Royal Marines during the 1950s.

Written by Robin Neillands Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1997 ISBN: 029781673X. IN THE COMBAT ZONE SPECIAL FORCES SINCE 1945 Written by Robin Neillands. Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

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Robin Neillands, In the Combat Zone: Special Forces Since 1945 (New York: New York University Press, 1998) .

Robin Neillands, In the Combat Zone: Special Forces Since 1945 (New York: New York University Press, 1998), p. 127. Centuries of Conflict. It is difficult in a few words to pay John Collins the tribute he deserves for continuing efforts to educate both the Congress and the . Armed Forces concerning the capabilities and limitations of special operations and the forces they involve.

The Green Berets. The Navy SEALs. The secret Delta Force. The British SAS. The Israeli Mossad. Almost every country has a special force unit in their military. But what do they do, whom do they recruit, and how do they train?

Robin Neillands, renowned military historian and himself a former Royal Marine Commando, tells the story of special forces since the end of the World War II, where possible in the words of the soldiers themselves. He describes the operational successes and failures, advances in military technology crucial to special force effectiveness, and the achievements, challenges, and exploits of a wide range of special force units.

From the intense cold of the Korean winter, the mountains of Cyprus, and the Libyan night, to the jungle heat of Vietnam and the green hills of Northern Ireland, In the Combat Zone provides a compelling and revealing portrait of these highly trained troops, without the by-now banal glorification so characteristic of such discussions. As Neillands writes, "A great many special forces soldiers have helped me with this book, on the understanding that I told it straight and did not use their accounts to produce yet another `gung-ho heroes' epic."

In a world plagued by terrorism and small wars, interest in special forces has never been higher and In the Combat Zone couldn't be more timely.