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A History of the SAS : The First Forty Years - John Strawson

A History of the SAS

The First Forty Years

By: John Strawson

Paperback | 17 August 2023

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"Who Dares Wins". The world's most legendary special forces unit - and a history of action you will barely believe.

This is the extraordinary, secretive story of how the SAS evolved from an unconventional handful of soldiers, operating behind enemy lines in North Africa in 1941, into the world's most disciplined and respected professionals, up to their daring and dangerous exploits in the Iranian Embassy siege and the Falkland Islands.

We see them 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 the regiment's founder 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". In the first history of the SAS ever published, we see their unique courage on full display - a courage that changed the British Army, and the world.

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