The Immortals: History's Fighting Elites
Zenith Press, 2009 (2009)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
heir 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.
ow 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.
ver 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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