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Seven Troop [used book]

By: Andy McNab

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2008

Seller ID: 003828

ISBN: 0593059506

Condition: Good


Seven Troop is Andy McNab's account of the time he served in the company of a remarkable group of men - from the day, freshly-badged as a member of the SAS Regiment, he joined them in the Malayan jungle, to the day, ten years later, that he handed in his sand-coloured beret and started a new life. View more info

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Storming Monte la Difensa - The First Special Service Force at the Winter Line, Italy 1943 #48 Osprey Raid

By: Brett Werner

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000435

ISBN: 1472807669

Condition: New


In December 1943 Monte La Difensa was part of the formidable German defences overlooking the Allies' planned route to Rome via Monte Cassino. In the First Special Service Force's first combat in the Mediterranean theater, the Force would employ its special training in mountain and winter warfare to scale the peak, capture it, and then hold it against the inevitable German counterattacks. Astonishing their superiors, the First Special Service Force succeeded in the face of seemingly impossible odds, but suffered a 77 percent casualty rate. Their victory, founded on their aggressive doctrine and... View more info

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El Tigre : Frank Holland, M.B.E., Commando, Coastwatcher [used book] [hard to get]

By: Frank Holland

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Australia, Oceans Enterprises: 1999

Seller ID: 0958665745

ISBN: 0958665745

Condition: Very Good


Few men can be called true war heroes. Those who do may justly contribute their greatness not only to achievementand sacrifice, but to character and compassion in their private life. Frank Holland was such a man. His actions in New Britain, Timor and Borneo,confirm his love of peaceand dedication to his adopted country. Frank Holland - farmer, drover, timer-getter, commando, coastwatcher, devoted father and husband... this is his story. View more info

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The SAS in World War II

By: Gavin Mortimer

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001968

ISBN: 1472808754

Condition: New


The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words. During the summer of 1941, a young Scots Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment'. With a wealth of stunning photographs, many from the SAS Regimental Archives, the book captures the danger and excitement of the initial SAS raids against Axis airfields during the Desert War, the battles in Italy and those following the D-Day landings, as well as the ... View more info

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The Amazing SAS : The Amazing Story of Australia's Special Forces [used book]

By: Ian McPhedran

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2005

Seller ID: 073227981X

ISBN: 073227981X

Condition: Good


For the soldiers and officers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment, this is not just their professional motto, but a creed that shapes their lives. The SAS is among the world's most respected special forces units, a crack team of men from the Australian Defence Force who can be relied upon to handle the most difficult, strategically sensitive and dangerous of military tasks. Now THE AMAZING SAS provides a thrilling insight into the way this country's SAS soldiers are selected and trained, and reveals fascinating details about recent SAS deployments: East Timor, the 2000 Olympic ga... View more info

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The Crossroad : Mark Donaldson VC [used book]

By: Mark Donaldson

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2013

Seller ID: 1742612288

ISBN: 1742612288

Condition: Good


On 2 September 2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969. Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC. He was a rebellious child and teenager, even before the death of his father - a Vietnam veteran - when Mark and his brother were in t... View more info

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Spetsnaz: Russia's Special Forces #206 Elite

By: Mark Galeotti

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001538

ISBN: 1472807227

Condition: New


When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s-70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet power in the Third World and in suppressing resistance within the Warsaw pact. As a powerful, but mysterious tool of a world superpower, the Spetsnaz have inevitably become the focus of many 'tall tales' in the West. In this book, a peerless authority on Russia's military Special Forces debunks several of these myths, uncovering truths that are often e... View more info

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Get Rommel: The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General [used book]

By: Michael Asher

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell: 2005

Seller ID: 001091

ISBN: 0304366943

Condition: Good


How the first ever SAS operation ended in disaster in the desert In summer 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general: he had driven the British out of Libya and stood poised to invade Egypt. He seemed unbeatable. So the British decided to have him killed. The British opened their counter-attack with a series of special forces raids, the first ever operation by the newly formed SAS. Rommel was one of the targets. Michael Asher reveals how poor planning and incompetence in high places led to disaster in the desert-- and how fantastic bravery and brilliant improvisation enabled a handful o... View more info

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Get Rommel: The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General

By: Michael Asher

Price: $9.95

Publisher: UK, Cassell: 2005

Seller ID: 001107

ISBN: 0304366943

Condition: New


How the first ever SAS operation ended in disaster in the desert In summer 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general: he had driven the British out of Libya and stood poised to invade Egypt. He seemed unbeatable. So the British decided to have him killed. The British opened their counter-attack with a series of special forces raids, the first ever operation by the newly formed SAS. Rommel was one of the targets. Michael Asher reveals how poor planning and incompetence in high places led to disaster in the desert-- and how fantastic bravery and brilliant improvisation enabled a handful o... View more info

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The Regiment: 15 Years in the SAS

By: Rusty Firmin and Adrian Weale

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001966

ISBN: 1472811313

Condition: New


From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive and mysterious unit, whose operations and internal structures are hidden from the public eye. Now, one of its longest-serving veterans offers a glimpse inside its shadowy world. Rusty Firmin spent 15 years with 'The Regiment' and was a key figure in the Iranian Embassy Siege in May 1980, the planned attack on Argentina during the Falklands War and the secret conflict between the SAS and IRA in... View more info

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18 Hours : The true story of an SAS war hero [used book]

By: Sandra Lee

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: 0732282306

ISBN: 0732282306

Condition: Good


Fourteen months after the September 11 attacks shook the world, Martin 'Jock' Wallace was awarded the nation's third-highest military honour for bravery - the Medal for Gallantry - for his actions in the war against terror in south-eastern Afghanistan. At the age of thirty-two, working as a signalman the elite Special Air Service Regiment, Wallace's courage under fire during Operation Anaconda helped save the lives of eighty American soldiers and two Australians (including himself), who were ambushed by up to 1000 al-Qaeda terrorists and Taliban hard-liners in a life-and-death battle. "18 Hour... View more info

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Amongst the Marines: The Untold Stoy [used book]

By: Steven Preece

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2004

Seller ID: 001159

ISBN: 1740513541

Condition: Good


Steven Preece was a Royal Marine Commando from 1983 to 1990, serving first at entry-level and then as a lance-corporal. Amongst the Marines is Steven's first-hand account of his years as an elite soldier, focusing directly on the excessive and often shocking lifestyle of the Marines during this time, and the impact this had on his own personality and behaviour. Preece fulfilled his childhood ambition by earning the coveted Green Beret from the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone when he was 18. He was unaware, however, of the brutal rite of passage that awaited him and all the other 'pieces ... View more info