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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
Electronic books
Espionage -- TRUE CRIME
Great Britain
Great Britain -- Europe
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 II -- Military
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 [ebook] Macintyre, Ben.
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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Great Britain
History
Lewes, Jock
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Regimental histories
Special forces (Military science)
Stirling, David
True Crime
World War II
World War, 1939-1945