Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Fascinating pictures show America's first special forces troops being 'toughened up' by British commandos in the Scottish Highlands

Via David

Members of the US 1st Ranger Battalion were sent to Scotland to undergo commando training in June 1942

These fascinating photos reveal how America's first band of special forces had to be trained by hardened British commandos in the Scottish Highlands during the Second World War.

US President Franklin D Roosevelt feared his troops lacked combat experience as they entered the global conflict in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941.

He established a 'hit and run' group to be trained by the British elite commandos who had launched successful raids against the German held Lofoten Islands in Norway.

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