Rogue Heroes - The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War-logo

Rogue Heroes - The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War

Ben Macintyre

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The incredible untold story of WWII's greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue Britain's Special Air Service-or SAS-was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war material. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS's remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

13h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

13:10


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

22:41


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:53


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

52:52


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

25:24


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:37


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

29:36


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

21:13


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

35:28


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

34:55


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

47:24


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

34:25


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

30:15


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

31:51


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

48:21


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

45:31


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

34:13


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

36:31


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

31:53


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

19:57


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

34:12


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

26:34


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

32:57


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

18:57


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

18:24


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

17:02


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

00:29