United Kingdom - Rare ''Get Tough'' MI6 - OSS Hand-to-Hand Fighting - Book by Capt W.E. Fairbairn - Special Forces - 1942

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United Kingdom - Rare ''Get Tough'' MI6 - OSS Hand-to-Hand Fighting - Book by Capt W.E. Fairbairn - Special Forces - 1942
Original - Good condition

RARE book ''Get Tough'', Hand-to-hand fighting, as taught to the British Commandos by Major W.E, Fairbairn, WITH dustcover!. Extremely nice OSS-MI6 related handbook. This is an edition published in 1943. A part of the back dustcover is still there.

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.

Fantastic WW2 hand-to-hand combat book for your US/UK WW2 collection!

NOTE: Stripes on the photo's are not on the actual book itself, due to window reflection!

Lot details
Type
Special Forces
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Army Unit
Rare ''Get Tough'' MI6 - OSS Hand-to-Hand Fighting - Book by Capt W.E. Fairbairn
Year of Manufacture
1942
Original/ Replica
Original
Condition
Good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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