SAS Zero Hour: The Secret Origins of the Special Air Service

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"Britain's elite Special Air Service Regiment, the SAS, is undoubtedly one of the most revered - and feared - special-forces units in the world." Drawing extensively on primary sources, as well as reassessing the more recent regimental histories and memoirs, Jones presents an account that identifies such notables as Dudley Clark, Archibald Wavell and Claude Auchinleck, among others, as significant influences in the formation of this formidable regiment.
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Overview

"Britain's elite Special Air Service Regiment, the SAS, is undoubtedly one of the most revered - and feared - special-forces units in the world." Drawing extensively on primary sources, as well as reassessing the more recent regimental histories and memoirs, Jones presents an account that identifies such notables as Dudley Clark, Archibald Wavell and Claude Auchinleck, among others, as significant influences in the formation of this formidable regiment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591148050
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 239
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface : SAS the untold story 13
Ch. 1 The legend and the man 27
Ch. 2 Stalin's war 41
Ch. 3 The independent companies 48
Ch. 4 The kommandos 57
Ch. 5 The desert raiders 66
Ch. 6 Striking back : Europe 81
Ch. 7 Target : fortress Europe 88
Ch. 8 Striking back : the Middle East 111
Ch. 9 Bardia or bust 148
Ch. 10 Searching for a role 159
Ch. 11 The originals 186
Ch. 12 The first raids 197
Ch. 13 The godfathers of the regiment 207
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