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 the present day SWCC units and more.
Because of unparalleled access given the authors and photographers, this book offers a rare behind-the-scenes look of the training, underwater vehicles, operations in Iraq /Afghanistan, unique weapons and future of NSW. So total and complete was the access, the book reveals for the first time the now declassified documents detailing the establishment of the SEALs.
It features 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.