Stirling’s Desert Triumph

Stirling’s Desert Triumph

Author: Gavin Mortimer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472807649

Category: History

Page: 81

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Specially commissioned artwork, archive photographs and expert analysis combine to tell the absorbing story of the SAS's legendary raid on Sidi Haneish at the height of World War II. The night of July 26, 1942 saw one of the most audacious raids of World War II, just as the outcome of that conflict hung in the balance. In North Africa, a convoy of 18 Allied jeeps carrying Special Air Service personnel appeared out of the early-morning darkness and drove onto the Axis landing strip at Sidi Haneish in the Egyptian desert. Within the space of a few savage minutes 18 Axis aircraft were ablaze; a dozen more were damaged and scores of guards lay dead or wounded. The men responsible for the raid then vanished into the night as swiftly as they had arrived, prompting the Germans to dub the enemy leader, David Stirling, 'The Phantom Major'. Featuring full-colour artwork, gripping narrative and incisive analysis, this engaging study recounts the origins, planning, execution and aftermath of the daring raid that made the name of the SAS at the height of World War II.
Daggers Drawn
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mike Morgan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-30 - Publisher: The History Press

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Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Alexander Stillwell
Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Damien Lewis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-10-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Damien Lewis's new bestseller tells the action-packed, riveting story of the band of mavericks and visionaries who made the SAS. Using hitherto untold stories and new archival sources, Damien Lewis follows one close-knit band of warriors from the SAS foundation through to the Italian landings - chronicling the extraordinary part
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Language: en
Pages: 288
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Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

Following on from Public Schools and the Great War, Sir Anthony Seldon and David Walsh now examine those same schools in the Second World War. Privileged conservative traditions of private schools were challenged in the inter-war years by the changing social and political landscape, including a greater role for the
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Language: en
Pages: 188
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Categories: History
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