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San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 310, Endpaper maps. Illustrations. Glossary. Index. DJ edges worn, soiled and has small tears and chips. Charles Alvin "Charlie" Beckwith (January 22, 1929 – June 13, 1994) was a career U.S. Army Special Forces officer best remembered for creating Delta Force, the premier asymmetrical warfare unit of the U.S. Army. He served in the Malayan Emergency and the Vietnam War, and attained the rank of colonel before his retirement. As the 7th SFG(A) operations officer, Beckwith went to work revolutionizing Green Beret training. Beckwith recognized that, "Before a Special Forces Green Beret soldier could become a good unconventional soldier, he'd first have to be a good conventional one." Beckwith restructured 7th's training, basically rewriting the book on Army special operations training from the real-world lessons he had learned with the SAS. Beckwith also had learned that a symbol of excellence like a beret had to be earned.
Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons, LTD., 1918. Wraps. ix, , 105,  pages. Illustrations. Cover has some wear, tears, chips and soiling. Name in ink at top of front cover. This collection of texts and documents was previously published in June 1915 under the title Belgium and Germany. The reader will find here, grouped in four sections, about fifty posters, few of which had yet been published. They were all posted up in Belgium during the first year of the war. Opposite some of the photographs are a series of German or Belgian document. The juxtaposition was felt sufficient to tell its own story. Henri François Julien Claude, viscount Davignon (Sint-Joost-ten-Node, 3 December 1854 - Nice, 12 March 1916) was a Belgian politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1907-1916). In 1907 he became Minister of Foreign Affairs, a post he kept in the following governments of Schollaert (1907-1911) and de Broqueville (1911-1916). At the start of the First World War he received the German ultimatum, demanding free passage through Belgium.