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The Resource 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, Patrick K. O'Donnell

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First SEALs : the untold story of the forging of America's most elite unit
Title
First SEALs
Title remainder
the untold story of the forging of America's most elite unit
Statement of responsibility
Patrick K. O'Donnell
Title variation
First SEALs, the untold story
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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, a California dentist, 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, including the recently invented underwater breathing apparatus, limpet mines, silent electric motors, and a collapsible eight-foot submarine. 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. In one of its greatest coups, they captured the plans--and the architect--of Germany's famed Gothic Line, resulting in the Eighth Army's partial breakthrough. Filled with unforgettable characters, including the unit's charismatic leader, a Hollywood star, and a gritty New York City gas station owner, The First SEALs 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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1969-
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O'Donnell, Patrick K.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
First SEALs : the untold story of the forging of America's most elite unit, Patrick K. O'Donnell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780306821721
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026097
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883304949
  • (OCoLC)ocn883304949
  • 674728
Label
First SEALs : the untold story of the forging of America's most elite unit, Patrick K. O'Donnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780306821721
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026097
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883304949
  • (OCoLC)ocn883304949
  • 674728

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