SAS - Ben Macintyre

SAS

By Ben Macintyre

  • Release Date: 2016-09-22
  • Genre: Military
Score: 5
5
From 33 Ratings

Description

The book behind the new BBC series 'SAS: Rogue Warriors'

From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed author Ben Macintyre: the first ever authorized history of the SAS

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, has a vision for a new kind of war: attacking the enemy where they least expect it - from behind their own lines.

Despite the intense opposition of many in British High Command, Winston Churchill personally gives Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he can find. And so begins the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

With unprecedented access to the SAS secret files, unseen footage and exclusive interviews with its founder members, SAS: Rogue Heroes tells the remarkable story behind an extraordinary fighting force, and the immense cost of making it a reality.

SAS: Rogue Warriors is on BBC2 and BBC iPlayer.

Reviews

  • The definitive story

    5
    By IbanezJem2016
    This is a no holds barred narrative of the real SAS story. Ben was allowed 'limited' access into the archives of the world renowned 'regiment' and what you get is a passionate walk through from the somewhat chaotic original recruitment to the post WW2 era. If you're after the 'modern' stuff with special weapons and the latest methodology (aka Ryan, McNab) then this book is not for you but it is thoroughly insightful and emotive read. Thank the heavens for the likes of Jock Lewes and David Stirling. That's all I'll say. Get it!
  • SAS

    5
    By 2ghosts
    A thorough documentary!