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The Complete History of the SAS The Full Story of the World's Most Famous Elite Fighting Force by Nigel McCrery

The Complete History of the SAS The Full Story of the World's Most Famous Elite Fighting Force


The Complete History of the SAS The Full Story of the World's Most Famous Elite Fighting Force by Nigel McCrery

There have been many books written on the SAS, most telling of individual events in the Regiment's history. This book tells the full story, from formation in the sand dunes of Africa in World War II to present action in the Middle East. You'll get an inside look at modern selection and training and the combat engagements that have made the SAS one of the most feared and respected special forces units.


McCrery's stellar thriller starts with a gruesome bang.

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About the Author

Nigel McCrery was educated at Trinity College Cambridge before being selected as part of the BBC graduate entry scheme. He joined BBC drama in 1992 and during his time there, created and wrote a number of prime time dramas including Born and Bred, Touching Evil, Back-up, Impact, Silent Witness and New Tricks. In addition to his television work Nigel has a long-standing interest in military history and has already written several books about the First World War. The most notable of these is All the King's Men, the true story of George V's own Sandringham Company which disappeared during the conflict. The book became a major BBC film starring David Jason and Maggie Smith and achieved the second biggest BBC drama audience of all time. Nigel has also written several Silent Witness novels and the Detective Mark Lapslie series. In 2013 he published Silent Witnesses: A History of Forensic Science with Random House Books.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th May 2011


Nigel McCrery

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Andre Deutsch Ltd an imprint of Carlton Books Ltd


272 pages


Special & elite forces
Military history



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