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Born of the desert

£12.99

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This book is in good condition. The cover and leaves at the bottom are curled slightly (front and back).

The origin of the Special Air Service in the Western Desert in 1941 was a haphazard and informal affair. The two officers who created it - David Stirling and Jock Lewis - were convinced that a few men working behind the enemy's lines could, with sufficient bluff and daring, wreak havoc with supplies and equipment. The principles on which they based their plans were that safety lay in surprise and that surprise meant using small numbers. Speed and elusiveness were the chief items in such a form of warfare. This book is an attempt to portray the growth of the Special Air Service; a unit made up of men whose methods were as unorthodox as their results were successful; a unit that was born of the desert. It is a personal description of these men: of their emotions, of the way they bore their hardships and sufferings, and of their never-ending humour.

Item details

Author(s):
Malcolm James
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1991
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1853674389
ISBN-13:
9781853674389
Number of pages:
336
Publisher:
Greenhill
Title:
Born of the Desert: With the S.A.S. in North Africa

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This book is in good condition. The cover and leaves at the bottom are curled slightly (front and back).

The origin of the Special Air Service in the Western Desert in 1941 was a haphazard and informal affair. The two officers who created it - David Stirling and Jock Lewis - were convinced that a few men working behind the enemy's lines could, with sufficient bluff and daring, wreak havoc with supplies and equipment. The principles on which they based their plans were that safety lay in surprise and that surprise meant using small numbers. Speed and elusiveness were the chief items in such a form of warfare. This book is an attempt to portray the growth of the Special Air Service; a unit made up of men whose methods were as unorthodox as their results were successful; a unit that was born of the desert. It is a personal description of these men: of their emotions, of the way they bore their hardships and sufferings, and of their never-ending humour.

Author(s):
Malcolm James
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1991
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1853674389
ISBN-13:
9781853674389
Number of pages:
336
Publisher:
Greenhill
Title:
Born of the Desert: With the S.A.S. in North Africa

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