SAS : rogue heroes : the authorized wartime history / Ben Macintyre.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9780241186862 (pbk.) :
Originally published: UK: Viking, 2016.
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.
xvi, 359 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Users who borrowed this title also borrowed
Other titles by the author