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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
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Rogue heroes
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the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war
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Ben MacIntyre
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Rogue heroes
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The history of the SAS, Britains secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war
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eng
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The incredible untold story of WWII's greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue. 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. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most. --Publisher
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A history of Great Britain's Special Air Service or SAS that fought against the Nazis during World War II.
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contains biographical information
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10515884
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BTCTA
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1963-
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Macintyre, Ben
Dewey number
940.54/1241
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D760.S59
LC item number
M33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Great Britain
  • Stirling, David
  • Lewes, Jock
  • Great Britain
  • Lewes, Jock
  • Stirling, David
  • Great Britain
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Commando troops
  • Military campaigns
  • Regimental histories
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Africa, North
  • Great Britain
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adult
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The history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war
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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, Ben MacIntyre
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-364) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 379 pages
Isbn
9781101904183
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)968771854
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
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 379 pages
Isbn
9781101904183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968771854

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