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The Illustrated History of the SAS
     

The Illustrated History of the SAS

by Ken Connor
 
The Illustrated History of the SAS is the history of this legendary Regiment as told by one of its longest serving soldiers. Ken Connor knows and tells the real story of the SAS. The level of detail, the nature of the revelations, the insider's perspective, and the authority of the author along with over 120 rare and unique illustrations all combine to make

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The Illustrated History of the SAS is the history of this legendary Regiment as told by one of its longest serving soldiers. Ken Connor knows and tells the real story of the SAS. The level of detail, the nature of the revelations, the insider's perspective, and the authority of the author along with over 120 rare and unique illustrations all combine to make this book very special. Ken Connor served in the SAS for 23 years; he played a vital role in the setting up of one of the Regiment's key units, had a higher security clearance than his commanding officer, and was party to information that was denied to 99% of serving members of the Regiment.

Here are dramatic eyewitness accounts from some of the most famous actions of the SAS, but what Ken Connor also describes are those actions and events that until now have never been revealed in their entirety and true colors. He tells it how it really was—in Malaya fighting the rebels, in Borneo taking out the Indonesian insurgents, and the war against the IRA. This si what really happened at the Iranian Embassy siege, in the Falklands War and the Gulf War. And always there was the Cold War: probing the Soviet enemy, ready for the big one when it comes. Each operation is set against its political and military background, while through the stories of individual SAS men, we see how the soldiers in the Regiment lived and worked -- their equipment, the methods of insertion and extraction, the specialist training, the hostile encounters and the fire-fights. Ken Connor tellingly describes the pressures on these men and on their wives and families—with the SAS away on operations and no links to home for months at a time.

With an in-depth analysis that only he is qualified to give, Ken Connor provides the first real and complete picture of the SAS and its history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760724040
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/20/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224

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