A LIST OF RM BOOKS AND A FEW OTHERS.

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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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"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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...I wondered if anyone had recommendations that would be useful in terms of leadership?

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:

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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
 

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My Friends, The Enemy: Life in Military Intelligence During the Falklands War
By Nick Van Der Bijl
due out 15 Feb 2020
This is a book about what the 3 commando Brigade Intelligence section did before and during the Falklands war.

Nick was the Int Corp S/Sgt in charge of the 3 Commando brigade intelligence section

It tells of what happened before The 82 recall from leave
The back room comings and goings during the intelligence briefings.
From collecting every Falklands map produced in every scale
to the smallest snippet of information of the Argentine forces.
Collecting all and any intelligence from start to finish when the war had finished.
It was the Bde Int section section that helped plan and forecast where to land as well as What the enemy had and where.
Using all the assets available, painted a picture and forecast of the enemy positions
that all the attacks were with minor loss of life.

The Intelligence section Gave Brig Thompson all available intelligence the rest was up to him...
Chapter 8
lays the attack on Goose Green wide open
This book is a must for any one that wants to understand all about what went on in intelligence during
the 82 Campaign

Read more: http://civviestreet.proboards.com/thread/68082/friends-enemy#ixzz6Dd8Gj7UL
 

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My Friends, The Enemy: Life in Military Intelligence During the Falklands War
By Nick Van Der Bijl

Looking forward to this one. I've read a couple of his books (one on a v. obscure topic) and the author has a reputation for thoroughly researching and accurately representing the sometimes conflicting versions of events.

I've taken a squiz at the list of books in Post #1 and can't see this one:

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Nick Barker was CO of HMS Endurance before and during Op Corporate in 1982.
It's a good read, touching upon South Georgia and the Argentine submarine Santa Fe. Also Barker's nicely stabby perspective on what he considered to be the contradictory signals, flapping and confusion in the higher echelons of the UK government preceding that conflict.
 

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Scheduled to be published on 30 April 2021, this eye witness account of M&AW Cadre (now known as Mountain Leaders) actions might be of interest.

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Amazon blurb:

"Sunset, 8 June 1982, East Falkland. Eight specially trained Royal Marines infiltrate Goat Ridge, a long rocky hilltop between Mount Harriet and Two Sisters which are occupied by a battalion of 600 Argentine infantry. The next day, from their hiding place just metres away from the enemy, they note and sketch the Argentine positions, then withdraw as stealthily as they had come.

Their daring patrol provides essential intelligence that guided the British assault which overwhelmed the Argentine defences two days later. This was just one example of the missions undertaken by the Royal Marines Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre during the Falklands War, all of which are described in graphic detail in Rod Boswell s eyewitness account. Using his own recollections and those of his comrades, he describes their operations in the Falklands the observation posts set up in the no man's land between San Carlos and Port Stanley, their role in the raid at Top Malo House, and the reconnaissance patrols they carried out close to the Argentine lines during the conflict. His first-hand account gives a fascinating insight into the operational skills of a small, specially trained unit and shows the important contribution it made to the success of the British advance. It also records the entire experience of the Falklands War from their point of view the long voyage south through the Atlantic, the landings, the advance and the liberation of Stanley.
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