The Green Beret
"I am not worried about the fighting. I know you're fairly bloody-minded. But I want to speak of discipline during the battle." "You must get ashore, if you have to swim, and I hope some of you will return as you'll be very useful for the next show." The words of a Commando officer to his men before they stormed the beaches of Sicily under heavy machine-gun fire sum up the swashbuckling, devil-may-care spirit of the toughest fighting men produced-the Commandos. For their raids and battles far behind enemy lines in France, North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Burma the men in the Green Beret have become a legend. This book shows how this legend was forged.