SAS Brothers in Arms: Churchill's Desperadoes: Blood-and-Guts Defiance at Britain's Darkest Hour.
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A detailed and fascinating history of the men who helped establish and shape the SAS (especially "Paddy" Mayne), this work focuses on the early African deployments during WWII.
It ends with the hunted becoming the hunters – a group of men intent on seeking out the Nazis responsible for their brethren’s deaths, on an ultra-deniable SAS mission to avenge a war crime. Focusing on the British Secret Service, Lewis describes the exploits of a particular SAS unit who saw action throughout World War II, notably involved in the Italy landings and combat across Northern Africa.That said, there were a few violent combat incidents where he possibly overstepped the acceptable rules of war! SAS BAND OF BROTHERS is replete with action, peppered with great characters, and features two of the most daring escapes of WWII.
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. In this regard, Damien Lewis' Churchill's Shadow Raiders reveals the crucial role of radar in defeating the Luftwaffe, itself a precedent for the Anglo-American landings in 1944. This is not a novel or a dramatization, so beloved of Netflix and the BBC, which afford the luxury of speculation and licence.
His co-authored war-victim memoirs Slave and Tears of the Desert, have won a string of awards and were top international bestsellers. This is a narrative of wall-to-wall do-or-die action and daring, chronicling the exploits of some of the most highly-decorated soldiers of the twentieth-century. What unfolded – the longest mission ever undertaken by Allied special forces – was an epic of daring, courage, tragedy and survival that remains unrivalled to this day, and which rightly became a foundation stone of Special Forces legend.
This spellbinding account brings to life the exploits of a brave band of warriors, one of whom was my uncle, Colonel Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne DSO, who commanded the SAS for much of WWII. The remnants of 7th, 8th and 11th Commando become the foundation of Britain's SAS, and the idea of Special Forces is born.puts tears in your eyes, made me cry when I realized that Eion was killed verse a POW, due to several of the SAS soldiers escaping, kept waiting for him to reappear back at the desert base they use and can't wait for the sequel. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.