The full story of the SAS, from formation in the sand dunes of Africa during World War II to present action in the Middle East, and incorporates jungle, desert and urban warfare, counter-terrorism and an insider's view at the selection and training methods employed by this usually secretive unit.
Specializing in covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue, the SAS is one of the world's most famous, feared and respected elite fighting forces.
This book tells the full, fascinating story of the regiment, from formation in the sand dunes of Africa during World War II to present action in the Middle East, and incorporates jungle, desert and urban warfare, counter-terrorism and an insider's view at the selection and training methods employed by this usually secretive unit.
Nigel McCrery was a policeman but left to study History and went on to work for the BBC's drama department. Credits he lists are the award-winning All The King's Men, Silent Witness and New Tricks. He has written several crime novels, including the Detective Inspector Lapslie series.
Barry Davies B.E.M. was a member of the SAS for 18 years and saw action around the world. He received the British Empire Medal for his help in resolving the Mogadishu Hijack. He worked with high-level military technology and regularly appeared in the media as a military expert until his death in 2016.
Table Of Contents:
1940s - Early History, WWII, disbanding - 1950s - Re-forming, Malaya, Oman - 1960s - Borneo, Aden - 1970s - Oman, Northern Ireland - 1980s - Falklands, Embassy Siege, Gibraltar, Gambia - 1990s - Gulf War, Central America - 2000s - Afghanistan, Iraq - 2010s - Modern Operations - 2020s - Selection, Training, After the regiment - Appendix - Organization, Chronology, Names of the Dead.