The SAS Story

The SAS Story

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The Special Air Service (SAS) was formed in the North African desert in 1941, the brainchild of Colonel David Stirling. He bequeathed to the present day a simple, unshakeable fact - a small force of well-trained, well-armed, determined men operating way behind enemy lines can achieve damage and destruction totally out of proportion to its size. This concept remains as true today as it was then. A unique combat unit was created; copied but never equalled - the much feared SAS.
Mike Morgan tells the story of the SAS, from its beginnings in the Second World War, through its involvement in the `bush wars' of the 50s and 60s, and the more secretive military operations of the Cold War era, through to the Gulf Wars of more recent years. Nearer to home, the anti-terrorist duties of the SAS are covered - for example, the Iranian Embassy siege.
He also looks at what it takes to be an SAS soldier, their selection and training, their weapons and equipment, and their links to the Special Forces of other nations. A series of appendices cover gallantry awards and a timeline of the regiment.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0752485385
  • 9780752485386

About Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan is a senior journalist with the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette. He is a winner of the government's national Race in the Media Award for Campaigning Journalism and a former Yorkshire Press Awards News Reporter and News Feature Writer of the Year. Mike is the author of Sting of the Scorpion (2000), Daggers Drawn (2000), D-Day Hero (2004) and Geordie (2006).
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