SAS: Rogue Heroes

SAS: Rogue Heroes

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, The Second World War
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2017
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SAS: Rogue Heroes
An essential history on the origin of the SAS
Detailing the original members that founded the iconic regiment, SAS: Rogue Heroes uses incredible source material to bring these unique characters to life... READ MORE
Bookseller Emma

Synopsis

From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed author Ben Macintyre: the first ever authorized history of the SAS. In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would inflict mayhem behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS. Now, 75 years later, the SAS has finally decided to tell its astonishing story. It has opened its secret archives for the first time, granting historian Ben Macintyre full access to a treasure trove of unseen reports, memos, diaries, letters, maps and photographs, as well as free rein to interview surviving Originals and those who knew them. The result is an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy; of extraordinary men who were willing to take monumental risks. It is a story about the meaning of courage.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241186862
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 313g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

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SAS: Rogue Heroes
Where non-fiction becomes fiction
This is an exciting and detailed account of some of the wartime activities of a group of SAS soldiers and it is well worth reading both as a story and as a... READ MORE
Harold Passam
SAS: Rogue Heroes
Great history, compelling stories and thoughtful
I loved this book for a couple of reasons. First, the book is pure Macintryre. Fast-paced, well written with just the right amount of detail and schola... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad