The SAS in World War II: An Illustrated History (General Military) Hardcover – 20 Nov 2011
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"The key to oral history is proper research around a subject's memories, and this Mortimer has wisely done, and thoroughly so, producing a highly authoritative but also absorbing account. Sensibly, he does not linger on their foundation and exploits in north Africa, for which the wartime SAS is still best known, and about which the most has already been written. Rather he gives much weight to the expansion and development of the SAS and their wide participation in Europe, highlighting not only their numerous successes, but also the inter-battalion tensions and later shortcomings in training. Recounted with breathless pace and very effective use of first-hand testimonies, and supported by a superb collection of photographs and documents, this is a fascinating and hugely enjoyable book. It should prove an important starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the early years of this legendary regiment." --BBC History Magazine
A pictorial history of SAS operations during World War II.See all Product Description
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I was additionally pleased to see the numerous references to an uncle of mine - an original L Detachment member!
Well worth the money, and highly recommended!
Valiant and seemingly fearless, true patriots, dedicated to duty and courage proving that commando tactics and methods are still vital today. Military Commanders today still have a lot they could learn from the stories and exploits of these men. These guys set out the blueprints for such special forces operations.....
Under the command of David Stirling (its founder) it carried out many raids in North Africa and destroyed several hundred aircraft. However in 1943 Stirling was captured and the SAS was restructured into the Special Raiding Squadron and the Special Boat squadron on returning to the UK the SRS reverted to the SAS as we know it.
This is a first class well written and researched book and it is useful to compare it to SAS Zero Hour(isbn 9781853676697) a very poor book.
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The definitive history. Great read and well. Illustrated, very pleased.Published 22 months ago by IanHaggarty
Very happywith this book my daughter bought it for her dad, anyone interested in the war will like it my husband saidPublished on 30 Dec. 2012 by diane milner
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