For those interested in the World War 2 era of history then this might be a good book for you.

The book ( by Ben Macintyre ) tell the story of the creation of the SAS during the desert campaign by David Stirling and its mission,challenges (from both the enemy and the generals),losses and wins.

With 24 chapters this book is a semi-long read and contains (written in the book) scenes of gore and heavy violence however, it's a brilliant book and the writer really does the SAS proud in the way he writes the book

I got the book from a local bookshop but I've checked and it was (at time of checking Sun 24 March 22:17) on Amazon

Blurb: In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would inflict mayhem behind enemy lines.

Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysteriousmilitary organization in the world: the SAS.

Now, 75 years later, the SAS has finally decided to tell its astonishing story. It has opened its secret archives for the first time, granting the renowned historian Ben Macintyre full access to a treasure trove of unseen reports, memos,diaries, letters,maps and photographs, as well as free rein to interview surviving Originals and those who knew them.

The result is this universally acclaimed book: an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy. It's a story of renegade men taking monumental risks.

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