SAS: 80th Anniversary

SAS. Say the name quietly. Formed 80 years ago at the height of World War Two, the Special Air Service has come to define the idea of the super soldier. Held in awe by mortals and feared by their enemies, the SAS is the force that the government still turns to when they need something doing quickly, quietly and with extreme prejudice.
Date Published :
January 2023
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Editor :
Gavin Mortimer
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913870775
Pages : 116
Dimensions : 11.69 X 8.27 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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Overview
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SAS. Say the name quietly. Formed 80 years ago at the height of World War Two, the Special Air Service has come to define the idea of the super soldier. Held in awe by mortals and feared by their enemies, the SAS is the force that the government still turns to when they need something doing quickly, quietly and with extreme prejudice.

This special publication looks back to World War Two and its immediate aftermath to recall the men, the missions and the legends of the force that helped turn the tide against the Axis. We examine the birth of their brother force, the Special Boat Squadron, and we examine their reformation for the Malayan emergency in 1950 and subsequent missions.

This eagerly anticipated publication from the publishers of Britain at War magazine has been written and researched by renowned special forces expert, Gavin Mortimer.

About The Author
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Gavin Mortimer is a writer, historian and television consultant whose ground-breaking book 'Stirling's Men' remains the definitive history of the wartime SAS. Drawing on interviews with more than sixty veterans, most of whom had never spoken publicly, the book was the first comprehensive account of the SAS brigade. He has also written histories of the SBS, Merrill's Marauders and LRDG, again drawing heavily on veteran interviews. Gavin was the historical consultant on the 2017 BBC documentary about the wartime SAS and he has guided several serving members of the SAS around the sites in France where their predecessors operated in the summer of 1944.

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