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The Originals: The Secret History of the Birth of the SAS By Gordon Stevens

The Originals: The Secret History of the Birth of the SAS
by Gordon Stevens

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Based on over 120 hours of uncovered video and audio tape, this title tells the story of the birth of the SAS in the words of its founding members. It covers the regiment's formation in 1941 to its supposed disbanding in 1945. It is also a very human story of a gang of misfits coming together to create a unit like no other.
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The Originals: The Secret History of the Birth of the SAS Summary


The Originals: The Secret History of the Birth of the SAS: In Their Own Words by Gordon Stevens

'We've been approached something like 25 times since the war. I kicked each out the window because they weren't going to make it with the integrity we require the story of the SAS to be told.' - Colonel Sir David Stirling, OBE, DSO, Founder of the SAS Based on over 120 hours of uncovered video and audio tape, The Originals tells the story of the birth of the SAS in the words of its founding members for the first time. Even David Stirling, founder of the regiment, contributed to the project - most historians believe he died without giving a single interview. It is also a very human story of a gang of misfits coming together to create a unit like no other: a maverick son of a Scottish laird; a boy who lied about his age to enlist; a policeman; a cheeky cockney; a Lincolnshire boxer; an Irish rugby international imprisoned for beating up his commanding officer; an Oxford rowing president and a quietly spoken man of God. The Originals covers the regiment's formation in 1941 to its supposed disbanding in 1945. With only two founding members alive today, it is not only an important document but a thrilling and moving read that will leave you reeling.

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The Originals: The Secret History of the Birth of the SAS Reviews


"A unique inside account" * The Scotsman *
"A fantastic first-hand story" * Military Illustrated *

About Gordon Stevens


Gordon Stevens is an award-winning documentary maker and bestselling thriller writer. He is one of the few journalists invited to become a member of the Special Forces Club.

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GOR001414784
The Originals: The Secret History of the Birth of the SAS: In Their Own Words by Gordon Stevens
Gordon Stevens
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2006-09-07
352
0091901820
9780091901820
N/A
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