SAS Zero Hour

The Secret Origins of the Special Air Service

Tim Jones

 
Date Published :
January 2018
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages of b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526713513
Pages : 224
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$22.95

Overview
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‘The most comprehensive and enlightening version of these seminal events yet.’
~Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Britain’s elite Special Air Service Regiment, the SAS, is one of the most revered – and feared – special-ops units in the world. Its high-profile operations include the spectacular storming of the Iranian Embassy in London on 5 May 1980 and the hunt for Osama bin Laden in southern Afghanistan following 9/11. The regiment has become a byword for the highest possible standards in both conventional and unorthodox methods of warfare.

But where did it all begin? In this compelling book, Tim Jones tackles this fascinating question from a fresh perspective. It is commonly held that the regiment was the brainchild of just one man, David Stirling. While not dismissing Stirling’s considerable contribution to the regiment’s genesis, Jones’s insightful investigation identifies all of the major factors that played a part in shaping the SAS, including the role of such notables as Dudley Clarke, Archibald Wavell and Claude Auchinleck, among others.

Drawing extensively on primary sources, as well as reassessing the more recent regimental histories and memoirs,
SAS Zero Hour is an illuminating and provocative account of how this renowned regiment came into being.

About The Author
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TIM JONES is a noted specialist on the SAS whose previous publications include _Post-War Counter-Insurgency and the SAS_, _1__945–1952: A Special Kind of Warfare_ and _SAS, the First Secret Wars: The Unknown Years of Combat and Counter-Insurgency_.

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