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The Immortals: History's Fighting Elites    by Nigel Cawthorne order for
by Nigel Cawthorne
Order:  USA  Can
Zenith Press, 2009 (2009)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Their deeds and bravery in combat have endured the test of time. Spanning the centuries from the ancient Roman Praetorian Guard and the Medieval Ninja of Japan to the Gurkas, Special Boat Service, and Delta Force of more recent times, these courageous fighters have demonstrated their prowess in battle under some of the worst conditions imaginable.

Now in a series of short, concise chapters, historian Nigel Cawthorne looks at fifty of these elite fighting units. Besides detailing their significant battles and weaponry, the author also discusses the key individuals who helped cement each unit's legacy.

Over a hundred color photos and illustrations are included in this unusual volume that will surely delight anyone interested the exploits of the elite fighting units that waged war down through the ages.

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