The Origins and Special Training of an Elite Unit
by James Dunning
In June 1940, the invasion of Great Britain by the Nazi war machine was imminent. But in the midst of plans to defend the country from the might of Hitler’s Wehrmacht, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s vision was to take the fight to the enemy--harass them in Europe with small, specially trained raiding parties that would boldly attack targets along the extended Nazi-held European coastline, from Norway to France. Paladin Press is honored to reissue this historic book, originally published in Britain under the title It Had to Be Tough: The Fascinating Story of the Origins of the Commandos and Their Special Training in World War II. Written in the style of a warrior who fought in the largest and possibly the most important conflict in human history, The British Commandos reminds us that irregular warfare is not new and that the winners are often those who "train hard, fight easy." 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 224 pp.