Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed th by Ben Macintyre

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis…

byBen Macintyre

Kobo ebook | October 4, 2016

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The latest from the bestselling author of Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends -- the untold story of one of WWII's most important secret military units.

Ben Macintyre's latest book of derring-do and wartime intrigue reveals the incredible story of the last truly unsung secret organization of World War II -- Britain's Special Air Service, or the SAS. Facing long odds and a tough slog against Rommel and the German tanks in the Middle East theatre, Britain turned to the brainchild of one its most unlikely heroes -- David Stirling, a young man whose aimlessness and almost practiced ennui belied a remarkable mind for strategy.

With the help of his equally unusual colleague, the rough-and-tumble Jock Lewes, Stirling sought to assemble a crack team of highly trained men who would parachute in behind enemy lines to throw monkey wrenches into the German war machine. Though he faced stiff resistance from those who believed such activities violated the classic rules of war, Stirling persevered and in the process created a legacy. Staffed by brilliant, idiosyncratic men whose talents defied both tradition and expectations, the SAS would not only change the course of the war, but the very nature of combat itself. 

Written with complete access to the never-before-seen SAS archives (who chose Macintyre as their official historian), Rogue Heroes offers a powerfully intimate look at life on the battlefield as lived by a group of remarkable soldiers whose contributions have, until now, gone unrecognized beyond the classified world. Filled with wrenching set pieces and weaving its way through multiple theatres of our grandest and most terrible war, this book is both an excellent addition to the Macintyre library and a critical piece in our understanding of the war's unfolding.

Title:Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771060319

ISBN - 13:9780771060311

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story, very informational Exciting read and great history of one of the original special forces units
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read.. Highly Recommend It! A very exciting and in-depth read on the history of the SAS! Fascinating stories about the men who changed how the war was fought. One of the best military books I have read.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great Nice to know other people were involved
Date published: 2017-01-22
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