Title BY SEA AND LAND. THE ROYAL MARINES COMMANDOS: A HISTORY, 1942-1982.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Publisher London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987
0297790641 / 9780297790648
Seller ID 16438
269 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). 16 pages of b&w photographs. "(R)ecounts the story of the Commando units of the Royal Marines, during the first forty years of their existence, from the bloody baptism of 40 Commando on the beaches of Dieppe, in 1942, to the day when 45 Commando yomped into Stanley at the end of the Falklands War, in May 1982. (T)he story of the Royal Marines Commandos is told in the words of the men who served in them, from brigadier to rifle troop marine. We see the battles and campaigns through their eyes, a view from the sharp end, much of it extraordinarily vivid." Pages lightly browned - mainly in margins, small tear with crease at bottom of gutter of pages 117-120, edges of textblock browned, small corner bump at bottom of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear at top/bottom of rear hinge, minor edge wear, light edge browning on rear panel minor edge wear, light rubbing.