Rare official USA army Commando Handbook (dated Feb 1943, published for the Normandy campaign) related to techniques of strangling, stabbing, silent killing, movement in night, camouflage as sniper/commando, etc etc. Fantastic booklet full of information and photo's of the latter techniques. etc. Approx. 125 page. Very difficult to find army COMMANDO manual for your USA WW2 collection in great condition!
The U.S. Army's lack of familiarity with sniping tactics proved disastrous in Normandy and the campaign in Western Europe where they encountered well trained German snipers.[page needed] In Normandy, German snipers remained hidden in the dense vegetation and were able to encircle American units, firing at them from all sides. The American and British forces were surprised by how near the German snipers could approach in safety and attack them, as well as by their ability to hit targets at up to 1,000m. A notable mistake made by inexperienced American soldiers was to lie down and wait when targeted by German snipers, allowing the snipers to pick them off one after another.[page needed] German snipers often infiltrated Allied lines and sometimes when the front-lines moved, they continued to fight from their sniping positions, refusing to surrender until their rations and munitions were exhausted. The cover was detached but has been repaired.
This is a really difficult to find WW2 USA Commando manual which would be a nice item for your WW2 collection!
- Covert operations - Airborne - Normandy - Ranger
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- United States of America
- Army Unit
- RARE !!! Official US Army Commando handbook
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- Original/ Replica
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- Comes with certificate of authenticity