A History of the S.A.S. Regiment

A History of the S.A.S. Regiment
  • Title: A History of the S.A.S. Regiment
  • Authors: John Strawson
  • Publisher: Harvill Secker
  • Published Date: 1984
  • Description: "Major General John Strawson is especially qualified to write this book, the first fully comprehensive history of the SAS. Not only does he know the Regiment first hand and has talked to many past and present members, but his life as a soldier and writer has enabled him lucidly to show how this youngest of all regiments has had so profound an effect on the British Army and the whole world. He tells how the SAS evolved from an unconventional handful of men, who under David Stirling operated so successfully behind enemy lines in north Africa in 1941, into the disciplined professionals of today, who apart from their daring and dangerous exploits in the Princes Gate siege and the Falkland Islands, have won "hearts and minds" in many countries by their perseverance, their medical and language skills, and their courage. In this book we see them operating in large numbers during the latter years of the Second World War, in the numerous post-war security campaigns in the middle and far east, and in the difficult circumstances of urban terrorism. Above all, we see how David Stirling's emphasis on The Man has not changed at all. Here indeed are men who dare to excel and in General Strawson they have a worthy chronicler of their remarkable activities both in wartime and in the "savage wars of peace"." -- book jacket.
  • Identifier: UOM:39015009131064
  • Page Count: 352
  • theme_hook_original: google_books_biblio

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