Title BY SEA AND LAND. THE ROYAL MARINES COMMANDOS: A HISTORY, 1942-1982.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good+
Edition First Edition
Publisher London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987
0297790641 / 9780297790648
Seller ID 29426
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." Very light toning in margins of pages and to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor edge wrinkling.