Riot Control Techniques, Manhandling, and Close Combat for Police and the Military.
This is the best and longest–selling book on close combat in history.
In current use by the U.S. Marine Corps as an official training manual, it details methods of self–defense, offensive close combat, combat shooting and crowd–control techniques in riot situations. Colonel Rex Applegate is widely regarded as the father of modern close combat and combat shooting, and this book is considered the standard by which all other books on the subject are judged.
This reference publication was written in by Lieutenant Colonel Rex Applegate, USA (Ret), with the help of the Combat Section, Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Maryland.
This guide speaks of the subjects of unarmed combat (offensive and defensive), combat use of weapons, disarming the enemy, handling of prisoners, the handling of mob/crowd disobedience, the use of chemicals in such situations, and how to establish a professional riot control unit. This is an invaluable reference for officers and SNCOS whose duties encompass these topics.
The detail, techniques, and training procedures presented will enhance small unit training, and every unit involved in the above activities should have copies to which they may refer.