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After the fall of France in June 1940 the British established a small, but well-trained and highly mobile, raiding and reconnaissance force known as the Commandos. They were to carry on the war against the Axis after the evacuation from Dunkirk. The Commando recruits were trained at special centres in Scotland. They learnt physical fitness, survival, orienteering, close quarter combat, silent killing, signalling, amphibious and cliff assault, vehicle operation, the handling of different weapons and demolition skills.

National Army Museum

London

  • Date

    1943

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    66 x 50.7 cm

  • Accession number

    NAM. 1984-05-144

  • Acquisition method

    gift from the Commando Association, 1984, not available at the time of photography

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