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This biography of the man who founded, with David Stirling, the specialist fighting force that became the SAS, is written by his nephew. Lewes, interested in small, fast-moving, well-equipped forces from boyhood, devised the methods that ensured the SAS was able to perform its incredible feats.

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Jock Lewes: The Biography of Jock Lewes, Co-founder of the SAS by John Lewes

Jock Lewes was a dashing young Welsh Guards officer who created a new approach to modern warfare in the SAS with less than two year's experience as a soldier. By the age of twenty-seven Jock co-founded the SAS with David Stirling. Jock was in reality the trainer and 'brains' behind this now legendary fighting force and this stunning biography describes the extent of his contribution. Jock was brought up in Australia during the Depression and later educated at Oxford. Life was rarely dull and he packed it with action and achievement. His Presidency of the Oxford University Boat Club saw Oxford breaking Cambridge University's succession of thirteen wins. Preparing for a job at the Foreign Office, Jock spent several seasons in Berlin. The record of his passion for two women, one a Nazi, the other a young linguist at Somerville College, Oxford, are part of a teeming richness of writing which he left in letters, journals and poems. His death was no less dramatic than his life: after successful raids on enemy aerodromes with his invention of Lewes Bombs, he was hunted down by a Messerschmitt 110 fighter. i?? A highly important addition to ever popular SAS literature. i?? Jock Lewes was the brain behind the formation of the Special Air Service.i?? A rich biography of an exceptional 'driven' man, scholar, sportsman and soldier.i?? The author has had the fullest possible access to the private papers of his subject.

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GOR002059213
Jock Lewes: The Biography of Jock Lewes, Co-founder of the SAS by John Lewes
John Lewes
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2000-03-07
286
0850527430
9780850527438
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