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Title:SBS The Invisible Raiders: The History of the Special Boat Squadron from World War Two to the Present
Price:AUD$8.95 (about USD$6.90)
Item ID:P002-7075
Publisher:Arms and Armour Press, London, 1983
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Arms and Armour Press, 1983, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 283 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Edges foxed and browned. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Shrouded in secrecy, the Special Boats Squadron, the SBS, has always been the subject of much conjecture and speculation. An elite, semi-clandestine yet military body of men, their reputation is as formidable as that of their Army counterpart, the SAS. He outlines its activity during the Second World War and traces its next movements, when it became part of the Royal Marines, where the author served. The role of the SBS was little known until it came to prominence in the Falklands conflict. There, SBS teams operated in parallel with their SAS counterparts, probing the Argentine-held islands and feeding back essential intelligence information. In an island war, they were very much in their element, and they played a key part in reconnoitring the eventual landing site for the Task Force at San Carlos. Like the SAS, the SBS packs a punch way out of proportion to its size. Each man is a specialist; but each is trained to the legendary standard that makes this an elite unit. All are qualified 'swimmer-canoeists, as well as being parachutists. They can infiltrate enemy harbours, marine installations and coastlines held by hostile troops; armed with the most sophisticated weapons and communications systems, their objectives are as carefully defined as a surgeon's blade: sabotage, kidnap, reconnaissance or, that vital but rarely-recognised contribution to warfare, intelligence gathering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military & Warfare; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0853685932. ISBN/EAN: 9780853685937. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7075.
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