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World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units
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Introduction /Scouts and Raiders: tasks - organization - special equipment - operational history /Beach jumpers: tasks - organization - special equipment - operational history /Naval combat demolition teams: tasks - organization - special equipment - operational history /Naval Group China: tasks - organization - special equipment - operational history /Bibliography /Plate commentaries /Index

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Spearheading the Allied amphibious assaults during World War II, the US Navy's special warfare units performed a wide variety of dangerous and difficult tasks in the face of the enemy, from combat demolition to deception operations. Their vital but largely unsung contribution to Allied victory is explored and illustrated in this book.

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EUGENE LIPTAK holds both a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Arizona. His interest in military history comes from reading, documentaries, movies, and visiting museums. He is a librarian in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. This is his second book for Osprey. Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in 1987 after graduating from Austin Peay State University. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor.

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