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

Author: Ben Macintyre; OverDrive, Inc,
Publisher: New York, New York : Crown, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic audio books
Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: David Stirling; Jock Lewes; Jock Lewes; David Stirling
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Macintyre; OverDrive, Inc,
ISBN: 9780735288126 0735288127
OCLC Number: 1027030750
Notes: "Simultaneously published in the UK by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, and in Canada by Signal, an imprint of Random House Canada"--Title page verso.
British edition titled: SAS : rogue heroes : the authorized wartime story.
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Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file)
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.
Responsibility: Ben MacIntyre.

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"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. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to the SAS archives to shine a light on a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy--one whose hard methods would influence contemporary special forces around the world. The result is not only a tremendous war story, but also a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most"--Front flap and publisher description.

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