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1 Geraghty, Tony This is the SAS. A Pictorial History of the Special Air Service Regiment.
New York Arco Publishing Company 1987 0668057254 / 9780668057257 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
156 pages, well illustrated, black cloth, minor fraying to dust jacket otherwise very good. From the DJ: "The legendary reputation of the SAS excites admiration and awe the world over. From their beginnings as special raiding groups in the Western Desert during the Second World War, they have developed into the most famous, efficient and feared 'undercover' and anti-guerrilla troops in existence. They are an elite, selected with ultimate care, trained to the very highest standards and capable of seemingly 'superhuman' missions. But the celebrated Iranian Embassy operation of May 1980 demonstrated only one facet of their complex make up. A body of dedicated and intelligent people. They are equally at home in the world's jungles, the desert mountains of Arabia, the streets of Belfast or the icy wastes of the Falkland Islands. In this illustrated history of the Special Air Service. Tony Geraghty brings out many of the themes he first explored in his bestselling account of the Regiment. Who Dares Wins. SAS men have little time to take photographs; yet Tony Geraghty has managed to compile a superb selection of pictures that vividly depict life and operations in the SAS. From its establishment in World War Two to its special roles in the war with Argentina: - North Africa, 1941-1943: The desert raiders , Aegean and Adriatic, 1943-1944 : 'Yarrnder loom the islands. Italy and North-West Europe, 1943-1944: Partisans v. Panzers; Malaya, 1950-1959: 'Boots, boots moving up and down again'; Jebel Akhdar, Aden and Borneo, 1959-1967: Minimum force; Dhofar, 1970-1976: Persuasion and firepower; Contemporary Conflict: The dirty war; Selection and Training: The long. Hard road' ; Exercises: Risk without glory; Ritual (and other tribal customs) ; The Australians: Special forces unlimited; The New Zealanders: In at the beginning; The Falklands: A synthesis of things past." ; 11.50 X 9.10 X 0.80 inches; 156 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Simpson, Charles M., III Inside the Green Berets. the First Thirty Years, a History of the U. S. Army Special Forces.
Presidio Press 1983 0891411631 / 9780891411635 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Xx, 236 pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. Foreword by General William Yarborough. From the DJ: "So much of their activities has fallen into the classified category, that the truth about them has not always been easy to obtain. Compared to the regular army, Special Forces is unconventional, informal, and has engaged in more effective missions in peace and War than the American public has ever been made aware of. In this history of their first 30 years, Colonel Simpson relates the entire available story starting with the training of the 10th Special Forces at Fort Bragg, and later at Bad Tolz in Bavaria." ; 236 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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