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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 / Ben MacIntyre.

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  • ISBN: 9781101904169
  • ISBN: 110190416X
  • Physical Description: xvi, 380 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Simultaneously published in the UK by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, and in Canada by Signal, an imprint of Random House Canada"--Title page verso.
British edition titled: SAS : rogue heroes : the authorized wartime story.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-364) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Into the dark -- WAR IN THE DESERT -- Cowboy soldier -- L Detachment -- Recruits -- Into the desert -- The Long Range Desert Group -- Devil country -- A party of ghosts -- Blitz buggy -- Benghazi bed-and-breakfast -- Seven airfields -- Mass sabotage at Sidi Haneish -- Desert doctors -- Quite, quite mad -- Alamein -- WAR IN EUROPE -- Italy -- Bulbasket -- Houndsworth -- An eye for an eye -- Paddy McGinty's goat -- A predilection for risk -- Battaglione Alleata -- Into the Reich -- Liberation -- Who dares survives.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Stirling, David, 1915-1990.
Lewes, Jock, 1913-1941.
Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service > History.
Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Commando operations > Great Britain.
Special forces (Military science) > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Regimental histories > Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Africa, North.

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