This compelling account, prepared by the War Cabinet after the Second World War, tells the inside story of the Special Forces' work in the Desert campaign. It explores the revolutionary new strand of warfare, from intelligence gathering to raids, reconnaissance missions to enemy disruption, and shows how operations were conducted in extreme terrain and miles behind enemy lines. It celebrates the courage of these handpicked men who became masters of surprise and stealth, featuring unsung heroes along with famous names such as Ralph Bagnold, Bob Laycock, David Stirling, George Jellicoe, Geoffrey Keyes VC and Derek Mills-Robert. Drawing on the experiences of some of Britain's most famous 'irregular' units, Special Forces in the Desert War charts their remarkable successes against far larger forces and their crucial role within the 8th Army and Allied campaign. Units featured include: Long Range Desert Group, 'Layforce' ( 7,8 and 11 Commando), 'L' Detachment, SAS Brigade and 1 SAS Regiment, Special Boat Section and Special Boat Squadron, Indian Long Range Squadron, 1 Special Service Regiment and Middle East Commandos, Special Interrogation Group ('Buck's Germans), Free French SAS( Berge's Company), 1 and 6 Commando.