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From the bestselling author of The Real Bravo Two Zero comes the definitive history of the world's most elite fighting force the SAS'Breathtaking bravery astonishing feats of endurance raids and battles described with terrific immediacy and pace Compelling and definitive will surely not be bettered' Sunday TelegraphOn 4 May 1980 seven terrorists holding twenty one people captive in the Iranian Embassy in London's Prince's Gate executed their first hostage They threatened to kill another hostage every thirty minutes until their demands were met Minutes later armed men in black overalls and balaclavas shimmi. An Excellent insight into how the elite operate and think

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The Regiment The Real Story of the SAS

Ed down the roof on ropes and burst in through windows and doors In seconds all but one of the terrorists had been shot dead the other capturedFor most people this was their first acuaintance with a unit that was soon to become the ideal of modern military excellence the Special Air Service regiment Few realized that the SAS had been in existence for almost forty years playing a discreet if not secret role almost everywhere Britain had fought since World War II and had been the prototype of all modern special forces units throughout the worldIn The Regiment Michael Asher a former soldier in 23 SAS Regiment. For me reading this book followed the same pattern as The Defence of the Realm by Christopher Andrew a nice fat non fiction tome about British intelligencemilitary history that I tucked into with abandon at first but then had to stop reading as I found myself becoming almost uncomfortably overstuffed with information But oh what information I loved the tales of derring do especially those of Paddy Mayne he who ripped out aircraft instrument panels with his bare hands blew up a railway line no fewer than seven times then was told by H to stop as the British were now using the line and did a parachute drop while wearing formal service dress and carrying a wind up gramophone and records in his leg bag What a character I also liked the way the story was told as a former SAS member Asher speaks the jargon and uses it well Of course I may have an advantage in interpreting military jargon because I come across a lot of it at work but I still think it s fairly accessible Recommended for military history buffs

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Examines the evolution of the special forces idea and investigates the real story behind the greatest military legend of the late twentieth century'Detailed scathingly honest Asher has brought the critical eye of the knowledgeable insider to his in depth study of SAS operations and personalities' HeraldPraise for Michael Asher'This is the most complete picture of the Sudanese campaigns that has yet been published a vigorous and engrossing narrative' Philip Ziegler Daily Telegraph'A staggering achievement Asher has delivered a scintillating tale of a period of history that deserves to be remembered' Guardi. These guys run an ultra with a 50kg bergen on their backs kill themselves physically and then have the mental capacity to begin their jobs


9 thoughts on “The Regiment The Real Story of the SAS

  1. says:

    An Excellent insight into how the elite operate and think

  2. says:

    Didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would It's a good insight into the formation of the SAS though

  3. says:

    Great read a thorough engaging and compelling account of the SAS especially its early heroes

  4. says:

    Probably the best history of the special air service around

  5. says:

    For me reading this book followed the same pattern as The Defence of the Realm by Christopher Andrew a nice fat non fiction tome about British intelligencemilitary history that I tucked into with abandon at first but then had to stop reading as I found myself becoming almost uncomfortably overstuffed with information But oh what information I loved the tales of derring do especially those of Paddy Mayne he who ripped out aircraf

  6. says:

    I am revisting this book simply because of my current borderline obsession with TE Lawrence and Asher's thorough biography of him that I am currently reading This book first came to my attention when I was seeki

  7. says:

    This appears to be a concise history of the Special Air Service It's good reading and I enjoyed it however I would like to find out about the author's background to lend validity to the later chapters primarily the period after the Falkland's War since there seem to be so many conflicting accounts of later SAS history W

  8. says:

    This is the most complete history of the SAS I have seen It follows all the ops all the personalities Written by an ex member this history has all the successes and all the mistake writ large I totally enjoyed reading it and think almost anyone would have a great time with this book And a must have for any wargamermilitary history enthusiast

  9. says:

    These guys run an ultra with a 50kg bergen on their backs kill themselves physically and then have the mental capacity to begin their jobs

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