SAS: Rogue Heroes – the Authorized Wartime History

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Some say Mayne was personally responsible for destroying 100 aircraft, and he’s reputed to have destroyed more German planes during the Second World War than the RAF’s top ace.

Despite the intense opposition of many in British High Command, Winston Churchill personally gives Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he can find. And so begins the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS. After the war, the unit was disbanded, with its ongoing existence not deemed to be necessary. But bosses changed their minds just two years later and the SAS were among those sent to fight in the Korean War. Macintyre provides a riveting history of a revolutionary fighting force. Using unprecedented access to British Special Air Service regimental archives, Macintyre has gleaned fascinating material. A ripping good read ( Washington Post 10 Best Books of 2016)

Hit BBC drama SAS Rogue Heroes to return for a second series". BBC Media Centre. 4 December 2022 . Retrieved 6 December 2022. From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed author Ben Macintyre- the first ever authorized history of the SAS In the latter, they helped ease the final Allied advance in 1945 by destroying Nazi communications, collecting intelligence and training Resistance fighters. Thorough and highly entertaining. It would be nigh on impossible to praise it too highly ( Daily Express)

Former Army captain Lorna told the Daily Express: "I am not only in touch with the SAS but also with guys who have left the regiment and they are now calling it Khaki Blinders.They are really enjoying it."Only 21 of 55 men return from the mission, having never fired a shot or caused any damage. Things go better later and the SAS grows into a formidable force, striking from the shadows and disappearing into the vast deserts. The men and the stories are epic, daring, crazy. Toward the end of the desert campaign, Stirling is captured by the Germans as he tries to link up with the US forces from Operation Torch. This had a major, negative impact on the SAS in the Italian campaign. Mortimer credits that sequence in the series as being very authentic – a sequence of horrifying carnage, as the men leap to violent, harrowing deaths. Envision men stumbling around aimlessly, with daylight approaching, and no cohesion or uniformity of purpose, just trying to find each other in the confusion.

Filming has just begun on series two of the hit BBC drama SAS Rogue Heroes, created by Steven Knight and made by Kudos (a Banijay UK company) for the BBC with MGM+. Macintyre's writing is both informative and riveting, offering a balanced blend of historical context and narrative tension. He paints a vivid picture of the challenges faced by the SAS pioneers, from training in the harsh conditions of the Scottish Highlands to carrying out covert operations behind enemy lines. The first episode was watched 5,526,000 times on iPlayer alone during 2022, making it the fifth most viewed individual programme on the platform that year. [12] Reception [ edit ]Stirling's biggest success came in July 1942, when his SAS squadron raided the Sidi Haneish airfield in German-held Egypt. A total of 37 Axis aircraft were destroyed, with only one Allied soldier killed.

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