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First SEALs: the untold story of the forging of America's most elite unit

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Beginning in the summer of 1942, an extraordinary group of men--among them a dentist, a Hollywood movie star, an archaeologist, California surfers, and even former enemies of the Allies--united to form an exceptional unit that would forge the capabilities of the Navy's Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Teams. Known as the Maritime Unit, it comprised America's first swimmer-commandos, an elite breed of warrior-spies who were decades ahead of their time when they created the tactics,technology, and philosophy that inspire today's Navy SEALs. The pioneering men of the Maritime Unit conducted some of the most daring operations behind enemy lines and even survived one of the Third Reich's infamous concentration camps. But after the war, their astonishing record of activity and achievement was classified, lost, and largely forgotten...until now. In First SEALs , Patrick K. O'Donnell unearths their incredible history--one of the greatest untold stories of World War II.
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Full title first seals the untold story of the forging of americas most elite unit
Author odonnell patrick k
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display_description "The rich history of SEAL Team 6 that captured Osama bin Laden stretches back to World War II when US intelligence officials formed a team of special-operation combat swimmers. Under the leadership of Captain Jack Taylor ... the Maritime Unit (MU) started training in 1942, learning underwater and covert operation techniques, as it developed an array of James Bond-like new equipment ... Finally deployed in 1944, the unit conducted some of the most daring, behind-enemy-lines operations of the war in Italy, where they linked up with fearsome Italian commandos ... Filled with unforgettable characters ... [this book] cinematically narrates one of the greatest untold stories of World War II and links their storied past to today's gloried US Navy SEALs"--
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Electronic books, United States. -- Navy -- Commando troops -- History, United States. -- Navy. -- SEALs -- History, United States. -- Navy. -- Underwater Demolition Teams -- History, United States. -- Office of Strategic Services -- History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Austria, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mediterranean Region, World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- United States
title_display First SEALs : the untold story of the forging of America's most elite unit
title_full First SEALs : the untold story of the forging of America's most elite unit / Patrick K. O'Donnell, First SEALs The Untold Story of the Forging of America's Most Elite Unit, First SEALs [sound recording] : the untold story of the forging of America's most elite unit / Patrick K. O'Donnell
title_short First SEALs :
title_sub the untold story of the forging of America's most elite unit
topic_facet Amphibious operations, Audiobooks, Campaigns, Commando operations, Commando troops, History, Military, Nonfiction, World War, 1939-1945