Stirling’s Desert Triumph

Stirling’s Desert Triumph

Author: Gavin Mortimer

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1472807634

Category: History

Page: 80

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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-color 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.
Stirling’s Desert Triumph
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Gavin Mortimer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-21 - Publisher: Osprey Publishing

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
Special Forces in Action
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Alexander Stillwell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-01 - Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

In 1991 the United States and coalition forces liberated Kuwait after its brief occupation by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. One of the abiding memories of that conflict was the activities of the coalition’s special forces soldiers deep in Iraq, hunting down SCUD missiles and their launchers before they could be fired
Public Schools and the Second World War
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Anthony Seldon, David Walsh
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
SAS: The Autobiography
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Jon E. Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-23 - Publisher: Hachette UK

SAS: The Autobiography is the story of the world's most famous special forces regiment by those who truly know it - the troopers and officers themselves. From the dust of the wartime desert and raids on harboured Luftwaffe aircraft to sniping al-Qaeda in the far mountains of Afghanistan, SAS: The
Desert Fire
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Phil Campion
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Sultan Gadaffi has escaped from Libya with a fistful of dangerous secrets. The British Government want ex-Special Forces operative Steve Range, the go-to man for any Black-Ops missions, to lead an ultra-covert mercenary group to seize him from his near-impregnable desert stronghold. Saed is defended by Tuareg warriors armed to