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Special forces heroes : extraordinary true stories of daring and valour

Author: Michael A Ashcroft
Publisher: London : Headline Review, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the stories of forty heroes, all awarded bravery medals for their conduct during special forces missions over the last 150 years. Often covert hit-and-run operations involving very small numbers of highly skilled men, those who partake in these missions know that their goals involve a high level of risk.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Ashcroft
ISBN: 9780755318933 0755318935 9780755318070 0755318072
OCLC Number: 288443664
Description: xix, 331 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins of the British Special Forces --
Early 'special forces' operations --
Second World War --
Oman, Mogadishu and the Iranian Embasy seige --
Northern Ireland --
Falklands War, the First Gulf War, Sierra Leone and the Second Gulf War.
Responsibility: Michael Ashcroft.
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