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Over the past six decades, the British Army's Special Air Service Brigade - developed during World War II as a long-range commando unit to attack targets deep in enemy territory - has more than earned its reputation as the world's toughest fighting outfit. The SAS Combat Handbook is an action-packed guide to SAS tactics as well as those of other crack organizations, such as the U.S. Army's Delta Force and Green Berets. Here you'll learn how to employ tried-and-tested combat tactics in hostile environments ranging from the Sahara to the Arctic. Learn about: evasion, capture, and escape routines; health and medical skills; hijack and hostage rescue; landings and raids in hostile territory; navigation, combat tracking, and hazard avoidance; wilderness survival (from improvising tools to finding food). Also included are accounts of SAS actions worldwide, including key battles in Oman, the Falklands, and the Persian Gulf that reveal, in vivid, gripping detail, the heroism and skill needed to become an elite soldier. (7 1/2 x 9 1/4, 512 pages, illustrations)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585744404
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: SAS Series
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Elite Units 1
The British Army Special Air Service Brigade (SAS) 3
Birth of a Legend, N Africa 1941 6
SAS in South East Asia 13
The Australian SAS in Vietnam 16
With BATT in Oman 19
The Battle of Mirbat 21
The Rescuers, Mogadishu 1997 27
The Falklands War 31
American Army Special Forces 39
The Green Berets 39
Son Tay, Vietnam 44
Delta Force 51
Project Delta, Vietnam 1964 51
Russian Army Special Forces 54
Spetsnaz 54
Tactics and Techniques 59
Arctic Environments 61
Basic survival requirements 62
Food and drink 84
Elements for survival 88
Travel in the Arctic 95
Avalanches 102
Transport 106
Arctic Combat 109
Special operations 122
Desert Environments 127
Desert survival 128
Desert hazards 137
Emergency survival 141
Evasion, Capture and Escape 151
Equipment 152
Evading dogs 156
Evasion and capture 164
Ejecting behind enemy lines 171
Urban evasion 178
Jungle evasion 182
Interrogation 186
Surviving as a prisoner 195
Escape 201
The Scud-Hunters, SAS Iraq 1991 206
Health and Medical Skills 219
Avoidable health risks 220
Sexually transmitted diseases 222
AIDS 224
Field sanitation 226
Health in cold conditions 228
Health in hot climates 232
First aid in combat 235
The four Bs 237
Resuscitation techniques 239
Controlling bleeding 241
Treating shock 243
Chest wounds 246
Treating abdominal wounds 249
Tackling burns 250
Fractures 252
Field first aid, improvisation 254
Casualty carrying techniques 257
Battle casualty evacuation 259
Hijacks and Hostage Rescue 265
Personal survival 266
Ending a hijack 272
Siege at Princes Gate, SAS London 1980 276
Landings and Raids on Enemy Territory 285
Airborne landings 286
Waterborne landings 302
Submarine landing 304
River raiding 310
Raids and ambushes 312
Personal Skills and Techniques 321
Special forces personal protection 322
Personal camouflage and concealment 325
Vehicle camouflage 329
Booby traps 334
Mines 347
Navigation 363
River crossing 377
Ropework 385
Tracking 389
Combat tracking 406
Survival 411
Shelter 412
Making fire 417
Water 425
Food, plants 434
Preparing plants and fungi 441
Seashore food 447
Fish 453
Meat, trapping 460
Preserving food in the wild 466
Medicinal plants 471
Tools and equipment 479
Bows 488
Arrows 495
Shooting the bow 499
Spears 504
Index 505
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    This book is okay. The title is rather misleading. Buy something

    This book is okay. The title is rather misleading. Buy something else.

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