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Title: THE SAS IN WORLD WAR II
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
By: Gavin Mortimer
Format: Hardback

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ISBN 10: 184908646X
ISBN 13: 9781849086462
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Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
Pub. date: 7 November, 2011
Pages: 256
Description: "The SAS in World War II: An Illustrated History".
Synopsis: In his new book, WWII historian Gavin Mortimer examines the pivotal events of one of the most famous military units of all time. Starting with the unit's formation in July 1941, Mortimer recreates the heady days when a young Scots' Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment.' From there, drawing on over 100 hours of interviews with veterans (much of which has never before been published) he describes the early raids in the desert against Axis airfields that inflicted a deadly cost on the enemy. Embellished with 150 stunning photographs, the majority of which have never before been printed, the book also features side panels on the Lewes bomb, selection and training of personnel, the importance of the French and Belgian squadrons and how the French resistance helped the regiment in 1944.
Illustrations: 56 b/w
Publication: UK
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Returns: Returnable
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