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"NO QUEENSBURY RULES" FAIRBAIRN & SYKES: FATHERS OF MODERN CLOSE COMBAT 1940-42 (PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BELOW. THANK YOU) Please enter the following code during Checkout: 0QY670QCSN9W

"NO QUEENSBURY RULES" FAIRBAIRN & SYKES: FATHERS OF MODERN CLOSE COMBAT 1940-42 (PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BELOW. THANK YOU) Please enter the following code during Checkout: 0QY670QCSN9W

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Author: Paul R. Child

Additional Contributions: Nicholas Tyler 

Research: Paul Child & Nicholas Tyler, with Peter Robins

ISBN13: 9780954949440

May, 1940. Technically, Britain had been at war for nine months. Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland launched an agreement into life, leading Poland to expect an unrealistic response of support from the British. Unrealistic because, like other Western nations, post WW1 Britain was militarily ill prepared for conflict with Hitler's Germany, which had been covertly and illegally building a military machine capable of extraordinary ruthlessness and efficiency. 

The abandonment of significant hardware during the Dunkirk evacuation left Britain weaker still. Short on munitions of all sorts; of weapons; vehicles; tanks; aircraft. The foul stench of defeat was beginning to engulf the once great island nation. 

Newly appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspirationally turned to an alternative form of combat, knowing that to oppose the Nazi’s using purely conventional means would result in the Swastika flying over Buckingham Palace and Downing Street. His solution was given the name “Irregular Warfare”. Amongst the pioneers of this unusual (and deemed by some, controversial) type of warfare were two men who, in 1940, stepped onto the quayside of the Liverpool docks having arrived from Shanghai. 

These men were Fairbairn and Sykes, soon - to - be pioneers in aspects of Churchill's “Irregular Warfare”. Two men who knew that in order to help instil the resolve and spirit to win, they would have to teach men and women to fight for their lives in a manner that would be entirely at odds with the usual British sense of "fair play". A way of fighting with No Queensbury Rules!

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