SAS Operations

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by James D Ladd

1st edition, published 1986 secondhand hardcover with dust jacket in good condition, 218 pages.┬áThe workings of Great Britain’s Special Air Service Regiment. Map and photo illustrations, including index.

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ISBN: 0709023723


The Special Air Service is one of the most highly skilled and effective components of the British Army. Provided here is a welcome insight into the history and unique function of the SAS since its formation. This book traces the variety of special operations from the first raids in the North African desert in World War II to the remarkable achievements in the Falklands' bleak terrain, the harsh deserts of Iraq and the ethnic confusions of Bosnia - all operations in which these crack troops have shown daring and endurance. James Ladd describes the innovative and often dangerous techniques that the SAS has developed over the years and shows through numerous examples how the determination and ingenuity of the individual officer and trooper is second to none. This detailed narrative vividly records the careful planning and meticulous execution of many of the most spectacular and daring raids ever accomplished. the mountains of Bosnia, the reputation of these keenly motivated soldiers remains unsurpassed.


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