By Ian Speller, Christopher Tuck,
A whole heritage of the idea and perform of amphibious operations within the twentieth century. The textual content takes the reader via a stage-by-stage account of amphibious tactical operations, and contains technical info.
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Amphibious Warfare by Ian Speller, Christopher Tuck,