This is a highly detailed and well-written book by former Royal Marine Commando and established author Professor Julian Thompson. At well over 600 pages it is a mammoth read and not exactly light reading. For those who are planning to join the Royal Marines or have a keen interest in their history it is a must and sheds much light on British history. It contains some excellent black and white photos both of combat and training and 24 useful maps of various operations. There are easier books to read on the subject but none as comprehensive as this. All operations are covered including the Falklands war and Suez although the book finishes just before 2000.
Author: Julian Thompson