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Pic: PhilStern/Osprey/BNPS<br />
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Fresh faced Ranger's rush Stern's camera at Corker Hill near Dundee in 1942.<br />
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New book on photographer Phil Stern reveals the formation of US special forces in Scotland during WW2.<br />
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These fascinating photos reveal how American troops were put through their paces by British commandos in the Scottish Highlands during the Second World War.<br />
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American President Franklin D Roosevelt feared his troops lacked combat experience as they entered the global conflict in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor.<br />
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This being the case, he established a 'hit and run' group to be trained by battle-hardened British commandos who had launched successful raids against the German held Lofoten Islands in Norway.<br />
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Five hundred men were recruited to be part of the 1st Ranger Battalion who began exercises at the British Commando Training Depot in Achnacarry, North Scotland, on June 28, 1942.