World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units Book Review
|Date of Review||December 2014||Title||World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units|
|Author||Eugene Liptak||Publisher||Osprey Publishing|
|Format||64 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$18.95|
During World War II, the Allies employed large-scale amphibious landings to turn the proverbial tide of battle. The US Navy created ground-breaking specialized units for reconnoitering possible landing sites, degrading enemy capabilities and assisting landing forces.
From Scouts & Raiders – a forerunner to modern SEALs – to Naval Group China, author Eugene Liptak focuses each section on specific units' origins, equipment and operations in Osprey's World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units.
Over fifty historic photographs and artwork by Johnny Shumate supplement this superlative study. A handy list of abbreviations used throughout can be found at the beginning. And a selected bibliography and index conclude contents.
Get Liptak's little book. And find out where SEAL mania all began!
My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!