The Regiment

15 Years in the SAS

Author: Rusty Firmin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472823249

Category: History

Page: 304

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From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial military special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive and mysterious unit, whose operations and internal structures are hidden from the public eye. Now, one of its longest-serving veterans offers a glimpse into the shadowy world of the SAS. Rusty Firmin spent an incredible 15 years with 'The Regiment' and was a key figure in the assault of the Iranian Embassy in London in May 1980. Newly revised and available in paperback, this is the unforgettable chronicle of Rusty's combat experiences – a fascinating and intimate portrayal of what it was like to be part of the world's most respected Special Operations Force.
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Special Force

The Untold Story of 22nd Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)

Author: Alastair MacKenzie

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848850719

Category: History

Page: 352

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The book not only offers a revelatory history of the SAS in the modern period, it is also a disturbing expose of the truth behind the myth. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the British military - past, present and future.
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The SAS 1983–2014

Author: Leigh Neville

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472814053

Category: History

Page: 64

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Highly-trained and immensely skilled, the SAS are widely regarded as one of the best Special Forces units in the world. Their missions are uniquely diverse, ranging from counter-terrorist responses at home and abroad; counter-insurgency in collaboration with US Delta Force and other foreign Special Forces; mobile operations in support of conventional forces; targeting terrorist leaders and man-hunting war criminals, to 'direct action' raids. This book charts the changing organization and operational emphases of the Regiment over the past 25 years; its individual deployments and operations, including those planned but aborted, joint missions with other British and foreign units. It sheds light on the SAS's involvement in the Troubles of Northern Ireland, their operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the widespread use of the SAS in counter terrorism and counterinsurgency operations since 9/11.
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Reader's Guide to Military History

Author: Charles Messenger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135959706

Category: History

Page: 986

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This book contains some 600 entries on a range of topics from ancient Chinese warfare to late 20th-century intervention operations. Designed for a wide variety of users, it encompasses general reviews of aspects of military organization and science, as well as specific wars and conflicts. The book examines naval and air warfare, as well as significant individuals, including commanders, theorists, and war leaders. Each entry includes a listing of additional publications on the topic, accompanied by an article discussing these publications with reference to their particular emphases, strengths, and limitations.
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The Pilgrim: Soldier. Hostage. Survivor.

Author: Colin Maclachlan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008196001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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WITH FOREWORD BY ANDY MCNAB I was naked, handcuffed, and blindfolded. All around me, the voices of my captors shouted continuously in my ear – a stream of Arabic I couldn’t understand. It became an endless mantra as I struggled to work out what had gone wrong – what had happened that landed me up in this horrible situation.
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Bravo Two Zero

Author: Andy McNab

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448170982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Sergeant Andy McNab recounts the story of the top secret mission that would reveal the secrets of the SAS to the world for the first time. Their location: Iraq Their mission: to sever a vital enemy underground communication link, to find and destroy mobile Scud launchers Their call sign: Bravo Two Zero When eight members of the elite SAS regiment embark on a highly covert operation, they are each laden with 15 stones of equipment, needing to tab 20km across the desert to reach their objective. But within days, their location is compromised. They engage in a fierce battle. They escape on foot to the Syrian border. Three men die. One escapes. But four men are captured. For them, the worst is yet to come. Delivered to Baghdad, they are tortured with a savagery for which not even their intensive SAS training has prepared them... This is a story of superhuman courage, strength, endurance and dark humour in the face of overwhelming odds. It shows just how much it takes to be a member of the SAS. _____________________________________________ ‘The best account yet of the SAS in action’ Sunday Times ‘One of the best books to emerge from the first Gulf War ... Magnificent’ Independent on Sunday
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SAS: The Autobiography

Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849019339

Category: History

Page: 160

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SAS: The Autobiography is the story of the world's most famous special forces regiment by those who truly know it - the troopers and officers themselves. From the dust of the wartime desert and raids on harboured Luftwaffe aircraft to sniping al-Qaeda in the far mountains of Afghanistan, SAS: The Autobiography takes the reader on a high adrenaline history of the regiment which simultaneously lifts the shroud of mystery from the regiment's operations. Reviews for Jon E Lewis's The English Soldier: An Autobiography: 'A triumph' - Saul David, author of Victoria's Army 'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book.' - Daily Express '[A] compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' - Daily Telegraph
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