The Resource Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war, Ben MacIntyre

Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war, Ben MacIntyre

Label
Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war
Title
Rogue heroes
Title remainder
the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war
Statement of responsibility
Ben MacIntyre
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--Adapted from dust jacket and publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
940.54/1241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D760.S59
LC item number
M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war, Ben MacIntyre
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-364) and index
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  • HURST
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Into the dark -- 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 goat -- A predilection for risk -- Battaglione Alleata -- Into the Reich -- Liberation -- Who dares survives
Control code
ocn934676482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 380 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101904169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u319690
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101904169
  • (OCoLC)934676482

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