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

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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
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
Title variation
History of the SAS Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Britain's Special Air Service or SAS was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield 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 enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war material. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TnLvILS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Macintyre, Ben
Dewey number
940.54/1241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stirling, David
  • Lewes, Jock
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
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
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-364) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 380 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101904169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
in901499522
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 380 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101904169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
in901499522

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