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World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units

World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review December 2014 Title World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units
Author Eugene Liptak Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2014 ISBN 9781780960531
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!

Decidedly recommended.

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!