Do Or Die - PDF eBook

A Supplementary Manual on Individual Combat

by Lt. Col. A.J. Drexel-Biddle


80 pages

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Do or Die served as an official training guide for the U.S. Marines when it was originally published in 1937. Out of print for years, this classic manual of hand-to-hand combat tells soldiers how to survive using bayonet fencing, knife fighting, jiujutsu, savate and boxing. In this exclusive reprint, Lt. Col. A.J. Drexel Biddle, an expert in sword, bayonet, broadsword, dagger and epee, brings to life the timeless techniques of the infantryman.

USMC Col. C.J. Miller, then commander of the Fifth Regiment, provides in his introduction advice to the modern warrior that is just as true today as it was when this book was first written: "The old linear and mass attacks have been replaced by small groups of skirmishers, working forward with calculated boldness and stealth, seeking out the defender's weak spots, in order to assault his combat groups. New methods of attack will require that the infantryman be a skirmisher, marksman, athlete and fighter par excellence…. Self-preservation remains the great law of Nature."

Every student of hand-to-hand combat and every collector of hard-to-find books will appreciate this exact reproduction of the original Do or Die.

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