By: U.S. Naval Institute, Wesley Brown

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HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT By: U.S. Naval Institute, Wesley Brown

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    Now you can own one of the classic publications in the history of U.S. military close-quarters combat training. The complete program shown in this book was designed to train sailors and naval aviators of World War II in the deadliest techniques of “commando tactics,” jiu jitsu, boxing, wrestling and other fighting systems. Its goal was to teach “cold, efficient method[s] of overcoming your enemy in a manner most suitable to the performance of your mission or the saving of your life . . . without any regard to the comfort or pleasure of the enemy.” In 11 photo-heavy chapters, Hand-to-Hand Combat covers training tips; vulnerable targets; the brutal fundamentals of close-in fighting; frontal and rear attacks; prisoner search and control techniques; disarming pistols, rifles, clubs and knives; offensive means of “liquidating an enemy”; and much more. After reading this book (originally published by the United States Naval Institute in 1943), you will see why it has long been sought by collectors and historians of hand-to-hand combat. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, 240 pp.