|About the Book|
A first of its kind photo history book on all of U.S. Navy SEALs / Naval Special Warfare. From the CIA forefathers, the OSS Maritime Units, through to the Raiders and Underwater Demolition Units and into the development and birth of the SEALs to theMoreA first of its kind photo history book on all of U.S. Navy SEALs / Naval Special Warfare. From the CIA forefathers, the OSS Maritime Units, through to the Raiders and Underwater Demolition Units and into the development and birth of the SEALs to the present day SWCC units and more. With an opening tribute by U.S. President George W. Bush, who utilized their skills to track down terrorists after the attack on 9-11.No publication has ever before has gone inside to show the men and women that support the US Navy SEALs and the SEALs themselves in all aspects of their work, training, missions and sacrifices to our country as they go about it quietly, secretly each and every day around the world. This is not another book on BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL), but like nothing ever done in history and likely to never be repeated. Because of unparalleled access given the authors and photographers, this book has insights behind the scenes of the support personnel, unique training, underwater vehicles, operations in Iraq /Afghanistan, unique weapons developed just for the SEALs as well as into the future of NSW. So total and complete was the access, the book reveals for the first time the now declassified SECRET documents of the establishment of the SEALs but rest assured this book was screened for security by the US Navy and others. It depicts everything from early powered canoes to hydrofoils to the first mini subs as well as the specialized weapons from underwater guns to underwater atomic bombs and much more. Some 931 unique, and many exclusive photographs taken around the world by photographers Greg Mathieson, Sr. and Dave Gatley. From the morning attack on the Pentagon on 9-11, to freezing mountain training in Alaska, to the basement White House Situation Room, to the ocean deaths, these two photographers were given unprecedented access for over 5 full and exciting years to go past the restricted, no camera signs, to go deep into war zones to see it all.