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by Gavin Mortimer

  • ISBN: 184908646X
  • Author: Gavin Mortimer
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (November 22, 2011)
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  • Category: History
  • Subcategory: Military
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Gavin Mortimer is the author of Stirling's Men (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), a ground-breaking history of the early operations of the SAS, The . In addition he has lectured on the SAS in World War II at the National Army Museum. The author lives in Paris, France.

Gavin Mortimer is the author of Stirling's Men (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), a ground-breaking history of the early operations of the SAS, The Longest Night: Voices from the London Blitz (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005) and The Blitz: An Illustrated History (Osprey, 2010). An award-winning writer whose books have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, Gavin has previously written for The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and Esquire magazine. Series: General Military.

Many books on World War II special operations tend to look at the Commando's, and the Long Range Desert Group.

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Many books on World War II special operations tend to look at the Commando's, and the Long Range Desert Group. The SBS was a group that performed similar roles but has tended to be overlooked. They were a small group that had some extremely risky and daring exploits that helped disrupt the Axis forces.

This book is the incredible story of th. The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence

This book is the incredible story of th. The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words.

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In his new book, WWII historian Gavin Mortimer examines the pivotal events of one of the most famous military units of all time. Starting with the unit's formation in July 1941, Mortimer recreates the heady days when a young Scots' Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment.

The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence.

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Gavin Mortimer is the author of Stirling's Men (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), a ground-breaking history of the early operations of the . An award-winning writer whose books have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, Gavin has previously written for The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer, and Esquire magazine. His latest book The SAS in World War II was published in 2011 (Osprey), excerpts from which featured in The Times, the Daily Mail, and the Daily Telegraph.

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An award-winning writer whose books have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, Gavin has previously written for The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and Esquire magazine

An award-winning writer whose books have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, Gavin has previously written for The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and Esquire magazine. He continues to contribute to a wide range of newspapers and magazines from BBC History to the American Military History Quarterly. In addition he has lectured on the SAS in World War Two at the National Army Museum. Country of Publication. History & Military.

In his new book, WWII historian Gavin Mortimer, examines the pivotal events of one of the most famous military units of all time. Starting with the unit's formation in July 1941, Mortimer recreates the heady days when a young Scots' Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment.' From there, drawing on over 100 hours of interviews with veterans (much of which has never before been published) he describes the early raids in the desert against Axis airfields that inflicted a deadly cost on the enemy. Embellished with 150 stunning photographs, the majority of which have never before been printed, the book also features side panels on the Lewes bomb, selection and training of personnel, the importance of the French and Belgian squadrons and how the French resistance helped the regiment in 1944.
Comments (7)

Landamath
This book is a wonderful history of the SAS, begining with their formation in North Africa and following them through the Italian and North European campaigns, ending with the liberation of the death camps in Germany. The writing is very readable, including recollections of participants of many of the events described. Beginning with the formation of the group as a harassing unit against Rommel's Afrika Corps, the SAS earned the respect of friends and foes alike. There is some discussion of equipment and tactics used but the emphasis is on the action - recalling signature events in the unit's history. This book is for anyone interested in World War 2, special forces units or military history in general. Highly recommended!
Pipet
The Special Air Service (SAS) was a unit of the British Army during WWII, formed by David Stirling. It was conceived as a commando raiding force to operate behind enemy lines in the North African Campaign and interestingly, the SAS was initially being ferried by the famous Long-Range Desert Group (LRDG) while conducting joint operations.

This book is lavishly illustrated with black and white period photography, many of which (at least to me) I have never seen elsewhere, online or other books. This book covers the complete history from conception to the end of WW II with the elements demobilization. It covers the significant operations in very good detail and covers organization, personalities, lessons learned, training and equipment. Overall with the slew of SAS books on the market this is a must own for excellent coverage of this unit in WW II. Highly recommend.
Siralune
well we could start with the original inhabitants of the deserts of the world but when we come to the 20th century and Europe's adventures there im all in! The SAS steal supplies,"requisition without the boring paperwork." the train hard, fight hard, and deliver over and above the average on every raid.
i like the big pictures almost always too small in other publications. i like the matter of fact writing, but also the hints of dare-devilry, and im ready to buy an old willy's jeep and outfit myself and friends for long range desert Bar-b-ques!!!
this book didn't break my piggy bank and i like the smooth coffee table look.
im also ready to photo-shop myself into one of the grainier pictures and hang it up on the wall of "wish i was there."
Ishnjurus
This book contains a good general history of the SAS in WW2 The first person accounts and photos are really interesting.. I was a little disappointed that there was no mention in the text regarding the not-insignificant role of the Greek-manned "Sacred Squadron" which was assigned to the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There is a large photo covering pages 56-57 of Gavin Mortimer's book showing a "Sacred Squadron" patrol of three jeeps underway though the caption only states that an "SAS patrol sets off.....". The bare-headed man sitting in the passenger side of the first jeep wearing a pair of sunglasses and smoking a cigarette is Colonel Christodoulos Tsigantes who was the commander of the squadron.

It is my understanding that Greek veterans of the squadron have always felt that their role in the SAS-especially in North Africa-has been somewhat neglected in many historical accounts. If true, Mortimer's book basically re-enforces this assumption.
Mogelv
A must have book for the WWII history buff or the follower of Special/Unconventional Warfare literature. Smaller then a coffee table book but big enough to hold in your lap, this work shows pictures I have never seen before. It covers the formation and lives of members of the SAS in North Africa fighting Rommel's Nazi Desert Corps as well as their lesser known explosive exploits in Italy and Europe near the end of the war. Don't let the pictures fool you, it is as long as a novel (well written too) which will give you a new appreciation of one of the original groups that modern day Special Forces Units around the world base themselves on. Cheers
Unereel
This book is well written and richly illustrated. It is also a thoroughly enjoyable read. Highly recommended.
Hugifyn
This is a very interesting book on the history of this group in WWII.
Well written story of the SAS. Easy to read and follow.

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