The World’s First SWAT Team: W. E. Fairbairn and the Shanghai Municipal Police Reserve Unit
- Publisher: Frontline Books, 2012
- ISBN 9781848326040
- First edition
- Size: 8vo
- 210 pages
“The World’s First SWAT Team” by Leroy Thompson is a fascinating story. Well illustrated throughout, this scarce book describes the formation of the Shanghai Municipal Police Reserve Unit as an anti-riot squad formed in response to the Shanghai Incident of May 1925. It subsequently evolved and adapted to include counter-terrorism operations, hostage rescue, and drug raids, etc.
The dustwrapper is crisp, clean, and in fine condition.
The binding is tight, and the interior is in fine condition.