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SAS Rescue Missions: From the Jungles of Malaya to the Iranian Embassy Siege 1948-1995
 

SAS Rescue Missions: From the Jungles of Malaya to the Iranian Embassy Siege 1948-1995 (Paperback)

By Davies, Barry

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The British Special Air Service (SAS) is well known as a fighting force, but what is less documented is the role played by SAS soldiers as rescuers, whether of civilians or other military units. Written by a former SAS man, SAS Rescue Missions details all the occasions when SAS s... read full description below.

ISBN 9781782747529
Barcode 9781782747529
Published 14 January 2019 by Amber Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Series SAS
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ISBN-13 9781782747529
ISBN-10 1782747524
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Amber Books Ltd
Imprint Amber Books Ltd
Publication Date 14 January 2019
International Publication Date 6 December 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Davies, Barry
Series SAS
Category Terrorism, Freedom Fighters, Armed Struggle
Special & Elite Forces
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 240mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Search and rescue operations, Search and rescue operations - Pictorial works
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 356.1670941
Catalogue Code 1008330

Description of this Book

The British Special Air Service (SAS) is well known as a fighting force, but what is less documented is the role played by SAS soldiers as rescuers, whether of civilians or other military units. Written by a former SAS man, SAS Rescue Missions details all the occasions when SAS soldiers have saved a friendly power, from Malaya in the 1950s to Oman in the 1970s to Gambia in the 1980s, and many more. The informative text describes how a handful of SAS men achieved what often seemed impossible - reversing a military coup, defeating powerful rebels, winning over an aggrieved population. With the help of first-hand accounts from SAS soldiers, the book also examines the Regiment's role in hostage rescue, especially from the clutches of militias, such as in the former Yugoslavia, and terrorists, such as at the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980. In addition, the book explores the SAS's bodyguarding skills used to protect politicians and heads of state. Special soldiers require special skills and the book reveals the training and drills that SAS soldiers go through, from exercises in the `Killing House' to the sophisticated communications equipment carried on missions. Packed with 120 colour and black-&-white photographs, first-hand accounts and lively text, SAS Rescue Missions is a unique book on a little known aspect of the Special Air Service.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Barry Davies spent 18 years in the British Special Air Service. He participated in the storming of the hijacked Lufthansa plane at Mogadishu in 1977 and was awarded the British Empire Medal. He is the author of The Complete SAS Survival Manual, The SAS Self-Defence Handbook and the Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found.

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