Anders Lassen VC MC of the SAS

  • Filename: anders-lassen-vc-mc-of-the-sas.
  • ISBN: 9781473879515
  • Release Date: 2016-11-30
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Mike Langley
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword

The story of Anders Lassen is one of the most amazing and heroic of the Second World War – indeed in the history of the British armed services. He was awarded no less than three Military Crosses and the SAS regiment’s only Victoria Cross. From the day he stalked and killed a stag armed only with a knife, Lassen had been recognized as quite unique. He took part in a series of extraordinary strikes against the Axis powers in West Africa, Normandy, the Channel Islands, the Aegean and Greece, the Balkans and, finally, in Italy. This classic biography of a remarkable warrior, which was first published in 1988, is based on interviews with Lassens fellow soldiers and a wealth of original research. It covers each stage of Lassens short, brilliant career in vivid detail and offers a penetrating insight into the exceptional courage, confidence and single-minded motivation that lay behind Lassens extraordinary exploits. Mike Langley also reconstructs, using the testimony of survivors, the operation in which Lassen was killed and for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Supreme Courage

  • Filename: supreme-courage.
  • ISBN: 9780748127573
  • Release Date: 2011-02-03
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Peter de la Billiere
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Since 1854 the Victoria Cross has been the highest award for gallantry in the British Armed Forces. It bears the simple legend 'For Valour', but behind it are thrilling and ultimately humbling tales of unimaginable bravery. SUPREME COURAGE tells the tales of some of those who have won the medal, bringing this badge of honour alive with breath-taking accounts of courage in action. Visiting battle-scenes across the globe, peppering his accounts with letters and first-hand accounts, Sir Peter de la Billière uncovers not just heroism but the hearts and minds of men. With his accounts of Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, Indians and the Gurkhas, Sir Peter de la Billière does more than accompany the man into battle. He reveals their backgrounds, the climate of their times, what it was that drove them on, and the price of fame - the burden of expectation in civilian life that accompanied more than one recipient to a pauper's grave. Extraordinary and intensely moving, SUPREME COURAGE is a thrilling addition to the literature of war, and a unique and magnificent monument to heroism.

Ian Fleming s Commandos

  • Filename: ian-fleming-s-commandos.
  • ISBN: 9780199912025
  • Release Date: 2011-10-07
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Nicholas Rankin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

In 1941, the United Kingdom faced its darkest hour: it stood alone against the Germans, who had chased British forces out of France, Norway, and Greece. All it had left were desperate measures--commando raids, intelligence coups, feats of derring-do. Any such "novel enterprise," wrote Admiral John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, required "an officer with drive and imagination of the highest order." He found one in Commander Ian Fleming. In Ian Fleming's Commandos, Nicholas Rankin tells the exciting story of a secret intelligence outfit conceived and organized by Fleming. Named 30 Assault Unit, the group was expected to seize enemy codebooks, cipher machines, and documents in high-stakes operations. Assault unit commandos fought in the North African campaign and the invasions of Sicily and Italy, poked over the bones of bombed Pantelleria, and liberated Capri. Rebranded '30 Assault Unit', they went ashore on D-Day, heading for rocket-sites and radar-stations. They helped liberate Paris (including the Ritz Bar and the Rothschild mansion) and then set out to steal scientific and industrial secrets from the heart of Germany. Their final amazing coup was to seize the entire archives of the German Navy's three hundred tons of documents. Ian Fleming flew out in person to accompany the loot back to Britain, where it was combed for evidence to use in the Nuremburg trials. Based on incisive research and written with verve and insight, this new paperback edition of Ian Fleming's Commandos brings to life a long-obscured chapter of World War II and reveals the inspiration behind Fleming's famous fiction.

Dania Polyglotta

  • Filename: dania-polyglotta.
  • ISBN: MINN:31951P00243137Z
  • Release Date: 1986
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The Bulletin

  • Filename: the-bulletin.
  • ISBN: UVA:X030046856
  • Release Date: 2004
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Daggers Drawn

  • Filename: daggers-drawn.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105110164147
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: Mike Morgan
  • Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

Twenty-five stories about the larger-than-life exploits of the SAS in World War II, supported by a selection of rare archive and action shots. Some stories are previously unpublished.

The Commandos

  • Filename: the-commandos.
  • ISBN: 0586210342
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 447
  • Author: Charles Messenger
  • Publisher:

Improvise and Dare

  • Filename: improvise-and-dare.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015047066983
  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: J. S. Guard
  • Publisher:

A History of the S A S Regiment

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-s-a-s-regiment.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015009131064
  • Release Date: 1984-01-01
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: John Strawson
  • Publisher:

En beskrivelse af det engelske regiment "Special Air Service", hvis oprindelse går tilbage til 2.Verdenskrig, hvor en række specialenheder blev oprettet for at føre krig og infiltrere bag fjendens linier. I bogen beskrives SAS operationer fra 2. Verdenskrig og indtil Falklandskrigen.


  • Filename: bulletin.
  • ISBN: UVA:X002275566
  • Release Date: 1993
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Channel Islands at War

  • Filename: channel-islands-at-war.
  • ISBN: 0711030715
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: George Forty
  • Publisher: Allan

First published in 1999, this masterly account of the German occupation of sovereign British territory uses fascinating first-hand reminiscences and historic photographs from a wide variety of sources to detail the history of the wartime years, mainly from the viewpoint of the German soldier. Includes a survey of the relics of the Nazi era which survive today.

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