Raiders Or Elite Infantry?

Raiders Or Elite Infantry?

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This landmark study examines the nature and purpose of the U.S. Army Rangers over the past fifty years and shows how they have been used as scouts, raiders, assault troops, and elite infantry. This provocative study describes how Rangers served their country during World War II. Hogan, an historian with the U.S. Army Center of Military History, also traces the development of Ranger raider units in Korea, the role of Green Berets in Vietnam, in Grenada, and in terrorist attacks and new combat situations today. Photographs, maps, and a thorough bibliographic essay add to the usefulness of the study.The Ranger manual of 1957, with its brief section on actual Ranger operations and lengthy discussion of a Ranger course for line infantry, reflected this perception.15 Publicity of ... Much of the publicity traced the ancestry of the Ranger program to the legends of early American history, ... Like other war movies of the 1950s, Darbya#39;s Rangers cast a nostalgic glow on overseas service during World War II.

Title:Raiders Or Elite Infantry?
Author:David W. Hogan
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 1992-01-01


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