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Tales from the Special Forces Club The Untold Stories of Britain's Elite WWII Warriors by Sean Rayment

Tales from the Special Forces Club The Untold Stories of Britain's Elite WWII Warriors

The Real World   Biography / Autobiography   

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Those who still remain to tell the tale recall their wartime role in the Special Forces, Sean Rayment recording their stories revealing the courage, strength and daring of people working undercover. It was dangerous work but from Tales from the Special Forces Club we gain some idea of what spurred them on and just what they went through.

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Tales from the Special Forces Club The Untold Stories of Britain's Elite WWII Warriors by Sean Rayment

Stories of real-life bravery and courage-under-fire contribute to a unique and poignant record of a club created for heroes. There are just a handful of men and women alive today who served and fought with the Special Forces during the Second World War. They are a dwindling bunch of veterans in their twilight years whose tales of heroism and daring-do will soon be lost in time forever - yet they still regularly get together in a gentleman's club, right in the heart of London - The Special Forces Club. In ten separate and astonishing accounts of ingenuity and heroism, former Sunday Telegraph defence correspondent Sean Rayment visits this unique group of people, and through their vivid memories, transports the reader back in time to the dark days of the Second World War when Britain was again fighting on multiple fronts across the globe.


'Rayment uncovers astonishing depths of courage and resourcefulness.' - Sarah Sands, Evening Standard

'Sean Rayment has gathered wartime experiences that have an extra resonance. For his veterans served in the Special Forces... [a] brilliant and often deeply moving book.'
- Sinclair McKay, Sunday Telegraph

'An outstanding book offering a vital insight into the wartime adventures of that small community of Britain's war heroes who rarely speak publicly.' - Chris Hughes, Daily Mirror

'A cracking read, couldn't put it down.' - Neil Chandler, Daily Star Sunday

About the Author

Sean Rayment served as a Captain in the Parachute Regiment in the late 1980's. As a journalist, he has specialised in war reporting for the past ten years, undertaking assignments in the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, the Gulf and Africa. He has been embedded with the British Army on more than a ten occasions.

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Publication date

27th February 2014


Sean Rayment

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William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


320 pages


The Real World
Biography / Autobiography

Second World War
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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