Combat swimmer units have long deserved such a book. With a wealth of photograhs and documents many of them never published before Shadow Warriors features the historical record and current operational life of the Italian Decima Mas, the German Kampfschwimmers and the French Naval Commando Hubert, not to forget the first unit of all in this form of warfare, the Italian Incursori which gave birth to this highly specific combat skill.
A full color book also featuring line drawings and profiles of light submarine equipment used by these very discrete elite units.
Table of Contents
|The Torpedo Men: And the Decimas Mas Gamma combat swimmers||8|
|The Arditi Incursori: From the revival to the terrorist era of the "lead years"||36|
|The Arditi Incursori: De tous les deploiements exterieurs||44|
|The Kriegsmarine's: kampschwimmer||80|
|The Kampfschwimmer: From the 1960s to the end of the Cold War||104|
|The Kampfschwimmer: From the Cold War to the War on Terror||114|
|The French Combat Swimmers: From birth to counter-terrorism||146|
|The Combat Swimmer: of the Commando Hubert||170|