In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines.
Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.
The history of the SAS is an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy; of extraordinary men willing to take monumental risks. It is a story of the meaning of courage.
©2016 Ben Macintyre (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.
This book is a must for anyone interested in the story of some of the greatest British Soldiers, these men fought for us in a war long ago but it's a good job they were there, we owe them and their memory a great deal. This is a brilliant book well written and read by Ben Macintyre. A really good book
Hooked line and sinker from the first word till the end. I have listened to many audio books this is the only for which I have left a review. A truly inspiring and powerful story. I pray to the gods of Television and Cinema to please turn this in to film or television series.
A beautifully read audio book; informative, heartbreakingly sad and encouraging not to give in.
A sincere Thank you.
A wonderful book and wonderfully read.
The bravery and courage and how much we owe these men, and all those that fought
The end, the last chapter, but won't spoil it
Ben Macintyre writes wonderful tales of heroes, villains and daring do. But this is I think possibly his best to date. More please.
Extraordinary and humbling, a narrative that brings the individual personalities back to life, with all their human strengths and weaknesses. Some very unlikely and diverse civilians became SAS warriors during WW2. This story exposes their fears and balls. Initially operating deep behind enemy lines in North Africa, they then had to adapt to operate in the vanguard of the end game in Europe.
A tale about the life, "death", and resurrection of the SAS.
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