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June 30th, 2012


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03:25 pm
Slipping into the weekend, I finished reading Osprey Warrior #141: Merrill’s Marauders, a book about a specially-trained unit of the US military that fought the Japanese in WWII. Along with descriptions of their equipment and training, there's a fairly detailed unit history including several of their important actions. Pretty solid read.

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From:mythusmage
Date:June 30th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Specially trained? Last I heard it was an ordinary infantry battalion that got some working over by British commandos. A case of, "Special mission? Let's drop some of our rejects on them and see the results."
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 1st, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
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"Some working over by British commandos" counts as specially-trained.
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