A LIST OF RM BOOKS AND A FEW OTHERS.

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  1. Rover

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    Books concerning Royal Marines. As it is rather a long list I suggest a Google search to get more information on each book.

    I have tried to place them in some form of chronological order as to how they fit into a sort of time frame. No doubt there are other publications that people know; as such I would ask that only the title and authors name be added to this list. Repetitive explanations and ‘likes’ will only distract from the aim of this post. Which is just to give a quick reference point without the need to trawl through reams of needless post.

    Clicking on some books will lead you to others by the same author.

    * Indicates those who have served as Royal Marines.


    Per Mare Per Terrem. Peter C Smith.

    Bt Sea By Land. James D Ladd.

    The Royal Marines, a History 1664-2000. Richard Brooks.

    Royal Marine Commando 1950=1952. Will Fowler.

    The Royal Marines. From Sea Soldiers to Special Forces. Julian Thomson.*

    Nothing Impossible. Ewen Southby-Tailyour.*

    The British Commandos. Origins and Training . James Dunning.

    The Making of a Royal Marine Commando. Nigel Foster.

    The Commandos at Dieppe. Rehearsal for D Day. Will Fowler.

    D Day Commando. 48 Cdo RM . Ken Ford.

    30 Assault Unit. Craig Cartell.

    Ian Flemings Commandos. Nicholas Rankin.

    Scorched Earth Black Snow. 41 Cdo RM in Korea. Andrew Salmon.


    In The Service of the Sultan. Dhofar. Ian Gardiner.*


    Eyewitness Falklands. Robert Fox.

    No Picnic. Julian Thomson.*

    Reasons in Writing. Ewen Southby-Tailyour.*

    Too Few Too Far. South Georgia. George Thomsen.*/ Malcolm Angel.

    The Yompers. 45 Cdo RM. Ian Gardiner.*

    The Red and Green Life Machine. Ric Jolly.


    Target Basra. Mike Rossiter.

    3 Commando Brigade. Helmand. Ewen Southby-Tailyour.*


    SBS. John Parker.

    SBS In WWII. Gavin Mortimer.

    Cockleshell Heroes. C E Lucas Phillips.

    Cockleshell Commando. Bill Sparks.*

    A Brilliant Little Operation. Paddy Ashdown.*

    Zero Six Bravo. Iraq. Damien Lewis.

    First Into Action. Duncan Falconer.*

    Black Water. Don Camsell.*


    Man Down. Mark Ormrod.*

    Bullet Proof. Matt Croucher.*

    Wearing the Green Beret. Jake Olafson.*

    Amongst the Marines. Steven Preece.*

    Always a Marine. Steven Preece.*

    Going Commando. Mark Time.*

    Going All The Way. Mark Time.*



    Perhaps not RM specific in content but interesting.


    The Women Who Lived For Danger. SOE. Marcus Binney.

    Links of Leadership. John Laffin.

    Tommy Atkins. John Laffin.

    Low Intensity Operations. Frank Kitson.

    Living With Terrorism. Richard Clutterbuck.

    Victoria Cross Heroes, Michael Ashcroft.

    The British Army in Ulster. David Barzilay.


    Enjoy.:)
     
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    Take that hill: Royal Marines in the Falklands war.
    March to the South Atlantic.

    Both by Nick Vaux.*
     
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    Commando by Chris terril
     
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    "No doubt there are other publications that people know; as such I would ask that only the title and authors name be added to this list. Repetitive explanations and ‘likes’ will only distract from the aim of this post. Which is just to give a quick reference point without the need to trawl through reams of needless post."

    A polite request which I will not repeat.
     
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    The Royal Marines Commandos Fitness and Survival Skills by John Watney
     
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    Operation Suicide - The Remarkable story of the Cockleshell Raid

    Robert Lyman
     
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    Leadership is arguably generated better by experiences than reading—even the most mundane and ordinary experiences—but there are some good books out there. Here's one which examines the leadership style of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Each year's Royal Marines YO Batch is issued a reading list prior to September. This has appeared on a few:

    shackletons_way.jpg

    Here's another professional reading list, this one approved by the United States Marine Corps. Helpfully it is intended to be useful for all ranks rather than exclusively focused on Officers. Which is a good thing as many Other Ranks are able to read. :) The list is not all US-centric:

    http://guides.grc.usmcu.edu/usmcreadinglist