The Royal Marines Commandos Fitness & Survival Skills by John Watney hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Guild, 1988, Hardback.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; From the cover: The Royal Marines recruit young men between the ages of 17 and 28 from a wide variety of backgrounds, very few of whom will have had any experience of outdoor or adventurous pursuits. They are not chosen for exceptional physique (although they are all reasonably fit by civilian standards but are at the bottom of the tree by Royal Marine standards). In thirty weeks of recruit training they will develop muscles where there were none, and achieve things they had never dreamt they would ever be able to do. At the end of that time, having passed some of the toughest physical tests ever devised, they are given their green berets and called Commandos. It is a remarkable achievement in the time; even more remarkable is the fact that the fitness and endurance training methods have hardly changed since they were devised towards the end of World War II. That they work was again proved during the Falklands battle where many of the Royal Marines were only a few weeks out of recruit training.
176 pages. Index. 8″ x 5¼”.
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