The SAS has finally decided to tell its astonishing story. It has opened its secret archives for the first time, granting historian Ben Macintyre full access to a treasure trove of unseen reports, memos, diaries, letters, maps and photographs, as well as free rein to interview surviving Originals and those who knew them.
Ben Macintyre is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including Colditz, Agent Sonya, SAS- Rogue Heroes, The Spy and the Traitor, Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. Several of his books have been made into films and television series, including Operation Mincemeat, A Spy Among Friends and SAS- Rogue Heroes.
This book has many strengths but perhaps its greatest is how
thought-provoking it is
Macintyre provides a riveting history of a revolutionary fighting force . . . A ripping good read
*Washington Post 10 Best Books of 2016*
The sharp style and sly wit reveal some pretty acute insights into the politics of the nation's favourite undercover boys
*Evening Standard Books of the Year*
So good and so much more than the boys own adventure you might think it will read like. Ben is a brilliant writer