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Naval Frogmen: Wartime Underwater Operatorsby James Gleeson
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World War 2 divers enjoyed the new techniques of aqualungs, and the first were underwater oxygen rebreathers made in 1933 by an Italian company. Consequently the first well-known frogmen were the Italian navy commando frogmen. As the war developed all nations used frogmen for a variety of roles including placing limpet mines and the cutting of torpedo and submarine netting.
The word and#145;Frogmanand#8217; arose around 1940 from the appearance of a diver in shiny drysuit and large fins.
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