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French Special Forces [Hardcover]

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To safeguard foreign installations and individuals, and to provide security for Metropolitan France itself, France has concentrated all its air, land and sea special forces in a single Special Operations Command, or COS. (English Text)

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Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 9" Height: 12.5"
Weight:   2.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Histoire and Collections
ISBN  2908182831  
ISBN13  9782908182835  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Eric Micheletti, well known editor of Raids Magazine in France is an internationally respected special forces expert. In this spectacular new book he gives a day by day objective and highly documented explanation of the use of special forces in the current campaign in Afghanistan, their use in the Phillippines and preparation for their deployment in Iraq.

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Of the best - French SF  Apr 24, 2003
French Special Forces, Eric Micheletti, Histoire & Collections, 160 pages.
IF IT'S special forces that has your interest, Eric Micheletti's new French Special Forces will be right up your alley.
As a former member of the French airborne and editor of RAIDS, a French military magazine, Micheletti is well-placed to pen this detailed account of his country's SF.
The book looks at the most secretive of French SF - 1RPIMa, naval commandos, and special operations aviation assets as well as the basic, run-of-the-mill SF.
We see the various French operations around the world, different exercises, training and day-to-day activities.
The book is comprehensive in its explanation of the role of the special forces in France, and profiles each of the regiments clarifying their position in the greater scheme of things. You can learn about their equipment, kit, weapons - even operational history.
Set out like a flashy, hard cover magazine, French Special Forces is an easy, but very informative read, filled with amazing pictures of the boys in action.
French Special Forces  Aug 26, 2000
Former French para and military writter Eric Micheletti has written a number of books over the last decade. He has covered topics rangig from a study of French hotels to the conflict in the former Yugosolvia.

In his latest work, French Special Forces, he provides a detailed look into the unit s that compose France's Commandement des Operations Speciales (COS) including the 1 RPMIa, the Commando Hubert combat diver unit, and CPA No.10. The book is coffee table format, hard back and contains a large number of high quality glossy photos.

Micheletti has broken the book up into several main sections, with each section covering the special operations unit s of each armed service.

Micheletti describes in great detail the makeup of each individual unit, their equipment, selection,training, and some of their recent operations.

The final section of the book provides information on how COS units fit into France's military strategy, and orders of battle for each of the units.

Overall French Special Forces is well worth the price, and would be a excellent addtion to anyone interested in special operations, or French military operations library.

A fresh look at the French SF community  Feb 20, 2000
Mr Michelletti has down a good job at presenting a complete status report on the French SF which underwent a complete reshuffle in 1993. Far from the anglo-saxon view that tends to think that the French SF are made up by the 2eme REP and nothing else, the reader will discover who is who in the French SF circles. Rarely seen units such as the DAOS (SF Aviation unit),the Navy commandos,the Air Force CPA 1O CSAR unit, are reviewed along more publicized units such as the 1er RPIMa or the Combat Swimmers from the "Commando Hubert". The pictures are of very high standard,never publicized before for most of them and rich in interesting details for "kit" fanatics. Weapons rarely seens in French hands such as Colt 735/M203s,SIG 550s and heavy sniping rifles are clearly visible. Overally a very pleasant and well researched book by a former member of the French Airborne Forces.

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