SAS Forged in Hell

SAS Forged in Hell From Desert Rats to Dogs of War : The Mavericks Who Made the SAS

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A Waterstones Best History Book of 2023

The incredible true story of the SAS' daring mission to liberate Europe

In the summer of 1943, the largest invasion fleet ever assembled sailed for fortress Europe, aiming to bulldoze its way onto Nazi shores. At its vanguard went a few hundred elite forces soldiers, the Royal Navy warship carrying them bearing the iconic winged dagger emblem on its prow, plus the motto 'Who Dares Wins'.

Led by the legendary SAS commander Blair 'Paddy' Mayne, these war-bitten, piratical raiders were tasked to do the impossible - to bludgeon their way through the most heavily defended enemy shoreline, so enabling the ensuing forces to follow on.

If they succeeded, it would mark the turning point in the war. If they failed, the consequences were unthinkable. Against all odds, outnumbered some fifty-to-one, and facing a ferocious series of cliffside defences, they would have to dare all as never before.

So begins the incredible true story of the SAS's mission to liberate Europe.

Action-packed and filled with heroic endeavour, SAS Forged in Hell is breath-taking combat writing at its best, in true Damien Lewis style.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529413823
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: Quercus
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.541241
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 19839
Number of pages: xvi, 400 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 690g
Height: 240mm
Width: 165mm
Spine width: 38mm