By Sea, by Land: The Authorised History of the Royal Marines by James Ladd

By James Ladd

The Royal Marines are revered around the globe as one of many really elite battling forces. Researched with lively co-operation of the Royal Marines, this article is the legitimate background of the corps from the tip of worldwide warfare I to the current day. the most cmapaigns are illustrated with maps and there's a complete record of orders of conflict and unit association.

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E. Parry RN, (Achilles) - handled their ships with great skill and daring. 22 In a further piece of fine seamanship, Exeter, made watertight by some remarkable damage repairs, sailed for the UK, arriving on 14 February 1940. In his report to the Admiralty the Commodore commented: 'The main impression left in my mind is of the adequacy of our peace training. 23 BY SEA BY LAND Kandalaksha, turned out to be 'rather chaotic' but by mid-January ski-training was under way with two experienced instructors, Lieutenant Stephens and Sergeant Jordan.

1 However, the British, after their experiences in the Dardanelles during 1915-16, were reluctant between the World Wars to consider major landings in planning their future strategy. Yet cooperation between the Army and the Royal Navy in modern concepts of combined operations goes back at least to 1911, the year a joint committee began work on what became the Handbook of Combined Operations in 1913. 2 This dealt in eight chapters with the tactical problems of disembarking troops in opposed and other landings.

1 The Germans were to invade Norway to secure continuing supplies of Swedish ironore shipped in substantial quantities through Narvik, and to establish coastal bases and airfields. 2 To cover the mine-laying and possible landings, a force of British battleships was also available early in April. The Allied operations have been described as a 'ramshackle campaign', in official reports, but few if any of the routine military intelligence sources appear to have been established, nor should they have been in the days when the implications of total war were not understood by many of Britain's allies.

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