The SAS : The Savage Wars of Peace - 1947 to the Present

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This is the sequel to "The SAS at War", which dealt with the foundation of the regiment by David Stirling and its role up to 1945. It takes the story forward to the storming of the Iranian Embassy, the attack on the IRA in Gibraltar, and the under-cover Gulf war. Following World War II, the SAS became a component of the British Army and took part in colonial campaigns, including those in Malaya, Borneo, South Arabia and Oman. Since 1962, elements of the regiment have been stationed more or less permanently in an under-cover role in Northern Ireland. It was at about that time too that the regiment became involved in counter-terrorist activities elsewhere, including England itself. Since then a cloak of secrecy has descended over all SAS activities, including those in the Falklands and the Gulf war. Intense speculation has been the inevitable result.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 19mm | 297g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 16 b&w illustrations, maps, notes, index
  • 0141390816
  • 9780141390819

Table of contents

Phoenix; emergency; the creation of a regiment; the green mountain; the return to the jungle; Keeni-Meeni and the Radfan; extra-curricular activities; Firqats, Adoo and Dhofar; into the future; the Ulster commitment; counter-revolutionary warfare; a corporate operation; selection and training; past, present and future.
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About Anthony Kemp

Anthony Kemp is a military historian and television producer/director living in France. He is the author of THE SAS AT WAR 1941-45, THE SECRET HUNTERS and THE UNKNOWN BATTLE-METZ 1944.
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