Operating behind enemy lines takes nerve, courage, and skill. Above all, it requires the knowledge of how to stay undetected and how to escape if need be. These are the lessons of Escape and Evasion. The book covers all the essential skills of an undercover soldier. Infiltration by land, sea, and air are described in detail. The unique physical demands of night fighting are explained. Tracking techniques are also revealed, showing how the elite soldier can tell where the enemy is from broken twigs and dropped litter. In addition, this book explains some of the most surprising features of behind-the-lines operations, including: • How you can fool a tracker dog • Why you should look at the outline of shapes at night. • How you can calculate the distance of an enemy from a gunshot. • Why you should put bits of tape on all metal objects you carry. • What the best place is for an ambush.