United Kingdom - MI6 - OSS - Rare - Hand-to-Hand Fighting - Book "Get Tough" by Capt W.E. Fairbairn - Sykes - WITH rare dust cover! - 1942
VERY RARE book ''Get Tough'', Hand-to-hand fighting, as taught to the British Commandos by Major W.E, Fairbairn. Extremely nice OSS-MI6 related handbook. This is a nice early edition published in 1942. Additional bonus is the rare dust cover which is still included with the book!
Fairbairn was a British Royal Marine officer. He developed hand-to-hand combat methods for the allied special forces during World War II. He developed innovative pistol shooting and fighting techniques and the development of the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife.
During WW2, he was recruited by the British Secret Service as an Army officer. Together with fellow close-combat instructor Sykes, Fairbairn was commissioned on the General List in 1941. He trained British, American and Canadian Commando and No. 2 Dutch Troop 10th Inter-Allied Commando forces, along with Ranger candidates in close-combat, pistol-shooting and knife-fighting techniques.
Great and rare original US / UK Commando combat book!