Privately Printed, 1st ed., 1946. 114 pp., frontis., + photo-plates, maps & plans including cold., e.p., maps. Green cloth ; gilt ; 22 x 14cm. Small scuff to front cover & light fading at top o/w V.G. This is the story of No. 48 Royal Marine Commando between 1944 to 1946. As Brigadier Leicester explains in his foreword, "Three months after its formation it was fighting on the beaches of Normandy. At that time the training of officers and men was by no means complete…Of the gallant way they acquitted themselves on June 6th in spite of severe casualties, this story gives an all too modest account. By August they were veterans, when they fought their extremely clever outflanking battle in the close country round Dozulé. Later in the year, when their depleted ranks had once again been filled up, the commando shared the place of honour in the assault on the island of Walcheren." With photos & maps.