Deadly Fighting Skills of the World is the most in-depth study yet of how trained soldiers kill and wound, and a complete insight into how human beings can be turned into deadly fighting machines.
These skills can be primitive as well as ultramodern. Far Eastern elite troops train in the historic martial arts: the South Korean Tiger Division is expert in the lethal skills of punching and kicking. Western special forces can fight with their hands, using them to defeat heavily armed assailants, and can kill without a sound. They can improvise weapons from materials at hand. But they also have access to the most sophisticated weaponry: hand-held anti-tank guns which can transform a tank into a blazing hulk. They know the latest techniques of ambush, how to assassinate heavily guarded political opponents, and how to rapidly destroy key installations.
All the above and much more is in this exceptionally interesting book, made more graphic by 100 diagrams and 80 photographs.