Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of the war / Ben MacIntyre.
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|Dorchester - Summerville Branch||LGPRINT 940.54124 MAC (Text)||30018004940900||Adult Large Print||Available||-|
|York - Rock Hill Branch||940.5412 MACINTYRE (Text)||33205011408982||Adult Large Print||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781524703394
- ISBN: 1524703397
- Physical Description: xxiv, 565 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Edition: First large print edition.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-529) and index.
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WAR IN THE DESERT -- Cowboy Soldier -- L Detachment -- Recruits -- Into the Desert -- The Long Range Desert Group -- Devil Country -- A Party of Ghosts -- Blitz Buggy -- Benghazi Bed-And-Breakfast -- Seven Airfields -- Mass Sabotage At Sidi Haneish -- Desert Doctors -- Quite, Quite Mad -- Alamein -- WAR IN EUROPE -- Italy -- Bulbasket -- Houndsworth -- An Eye for an Eye -- Paddy McGinty's for Risk -- Battaglione Alleata -- Into the Reich -- Liberation -- Who Dares Survives.
Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage their airplanes and supplies. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS's remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most.--Publisher description.
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