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Rogue heroes: the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war

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"Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage their airplanes and supplies. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to the SAS archives to shine a light on a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy--one whose hard methods would influence contemporary special forces around the world. The result is not only a tremendous war story, but also a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most"--From front flap and publisher description.
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Audiobooks
Commando troops
Great Britain
Great Britain. -- Army. -- Special Air Service
Great Britain. -- Army. -- Special Air Service -- Biography
Great Britain. -- Army. -- Special Air Service -- History
History
Lewes, Jock, -- 1913-1941
Regimental histories
Special forces (Military science)
Special forces (Military science) -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Stirling, David, -- 1915-1990
World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain
title_displayRogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war
title_fullRogue Heroes The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war / Ben MacIntyre
Rogue heroes [playaway] : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war / Ben MacIntyre
title_shortRogue heroes
title_subthe history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war
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Commando troops
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Special forces (Military science)
Stirling, David
True Crime
World War, 1939-1945