Item description for Commando Country by Stuart Allen...
Overview The Scottish highlands played a pivotal role in the secret development of special service training during the Second World War. This book looks at the variety of special training establishments set up, and at how use was made of the landscape and coastline and of specialist civilian skills such as stalking and mountaineering.
Publishers Description Commando Country looks across the origins and development of new forces like the Commandos and Special Operations Executive, finding common ground for the intensive training they relied on to carry out raids and resistance operations throughout occupied Europe and beyond. Drawing on official sources and the testimony of trainees and their instructors, Stuart Allan considers not only the military utility of the highland environment but also its relationship to the ethos of this most uncompromising kind of warfare.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Nov 25, 2007
Publisher National Museums Of Scotland
ISBN 1905267142 ISBN13 9781905267149