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SAS Brothers in Arms: Churchill's Desperadoes: Blood-and-Guts Defiance at Britain's Darkest Hour.

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This is not a novel or a dramatization, so beloved of Netflix and the BBC, which afford the luxury of speculation and licence. Still studied by the SAS today, The Secret Hunters are a founding part of the Regiment's myth, constituting one of the great untold stories of the Second World War. His recent book The Flame of Resistance examines the efforts of WWII heroine Josephine Baker, the highest-paid female entertainer in Europe before becoming an allied spy.

With Damien’s style of writing it causes your imagination to meet his and leaves you with a complete picture of the particular situation in hand. A good yarn, based on the sources and for once accurately and evenly told (looking at you SAS Rogue Heroes). His investigative documentaries about human rights issues have appeared on major outlets including National Geographic, the BBC, Channel 4, and Discovery. For decades he worked as a war and conflict reporter for the world’s major broadcasters, reporting from across Africa, South America, the Middle and Far East, winning numerous awards. Following the BBC's recreation of the story and the characters involved in SAS ROGUE HEROES, the author now tells us what really happened.The battle scenes are described brilliantly, and we get a far truer idea of what the men were actually like.

So much more than just a war story… While it involves death and suffering and terrible acts of cruelty, it also highlights the enduring qualities of courage and loyalty, of kindness and humanity, resourcefulness and resilience – qualities of which today’s world is much in need. And there in Chapter One, the author puts us firmly on the Glen Line infantry landing ships - Glengyle, Glenearn and here Glenroy - in June 1941 with the men of No.

In its quirky eccentricities and outrageous rule-breaking, this is a story that only the British could have authored, and with such panache and aplomb. Lamentably the role of technology in the Second World War has received relatively little attention compared to major campaigns, particularly given the importance of technology in winning the war. Comprised of some of the finest fighting units in the entire British Army, these warriors longed to leave behind their mind-numbing garrison duties for battle. Damien Lewis's new bestseller tells the action-packed, riveting story of the band of mavericks and visionaries who made the SAS.

uk/landing-page/quercus/quercus-company-information/">The data controller is Quercus Editions Ltd. At the eleventh hour mission commanders radioed for David ‘The Mad Piper’ Kilpatrick to be flown in, resplendent in his tartan kilt.Many books have been written about the legendary SAS, but this rates as one of the best that I have read.

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