First Seals

First Seals

The Untold Story of the Forging of America's Most Elite Unit

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014 | Unabridged
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The rich history of SEAL Team 6 that captured Osama bin Laden stretches back to World War II when US intelligence officials formed a team of special-operation combat swimmers. Under the leadership of Captain Jack Taylor, a California dentist, the Maritime Unit (MU) started training in 1942, learning underwater and covert operation techniques, as it developed an array of James Bond-like new equipment, including the recently invented underwater breathing apparatus, limpet mines, silent electric motors, and a collapsible eight-foot submarine. Finally deployed in 1944, the unit conducted some of the most daring, behind-enemy-lines operations of the war in Italy, where they linked up with fearsome Italian commandos. In one of its greatest coups, they captured the plans--and the architect--of Germany's famed Gothic Line, resulting in the Eighth Army's partial breakthrough. Filled with unforgettable characters, including the unit's charismatic leader, a Hollywood star, and a gritty New York City gas station owner, The First SEALs cinematically narrates one of the greatest untold stories of World War II and links their storied past to today's gloried US Navy SEALs.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781483040554
Characteristics: 1 online resource (6 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Pruden, John
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jquick99
Jun 29, 2018

Highly recommend.
Great, brief summary of a part of WW II that I didn’t know about. There’s a bunch of other men but it seems it’s really a bio of Jack Taylor and his heroic “adventures”, ending with a very long month spent at Mauthausen (and being on the death list 4 times).

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