The fascinating history of war is being told by archive photos.
Let’s travel back in time for a bit and visit a photo gallery with the fascinating history of America’s secret warriors and elite soldiers. The photo came from the Special Ops: The Hidden World Of America’s Toughest Warriors written by Jim Frederick.
One of the first special forces groups was Darby’s Rangers, and it contained 600 men. They played an important role in 1942, in North Africa, managing to open the sea ports for the Allied forces.
One of the symbols of U.S. special forces, the Green Berets, had it’s origins in British secret missions. U.S. soldiers trained with British commandos and those who graduated from these military courses were given the berets as sign of honor, although they were not partr of the official United States Army uniform. President J.K. Kennedy authorized them in 1961.
One of the other elite groups is informally known as “The Activity”. A CIA alternative started by colonel Jerry King.
During the initial assault of Iraq, special missions and special forces groups played an important role in the country, before the official war. The Army Rangers were one of these groups.