Dedication Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1. Birth of the Boat Service Chapter 2. From Service to Squadron Chapter 3. Sick in Sardinia Chapter 4. A Close Call in Crete Chapter 5. Armistice and Uncertainty Chapter 6. The Germans Fight Back Chapter 7. Defeat in the Dodecanese Chapter 8. New Recruits for a New Year Chapter 9. Piracy on the High Seas Chapter 10. Turkish Deceit for the SBS Chapter 11. Caught, Questioned, Vanished Chapter 12. Vengeance Chapter 13. Germany on the Run Chapter 14. Into the Balkans Chapter 15. The Nazis' Greek Tragedy Chapter 16. Adriatic Offensive Chapter 17. Andy Lassen's Big War Chapter 18. The End of the Odyssey Glossary Endnotes Bibliography Index
A highly illustrated history of the origins and operations of the SBS in World War II
Gavin Mortimer is the author of Stirling's Men (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), a ground-breaking history of the early operations of the SAS, The Longest Night: Voices from the London Blitz (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005) and The Blitz: An Illustrated History (Osprey, 2010). An award-winning writer whose books have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, Gavin has previously written for The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and Esquire magazine. He continues to contribute to a wide range of newspapers and magazines from BBC History to the American Military History Quarterly. His latest book The SAS in World War II was published in 2011 (Osprey), excerpts from which featured in The Times, the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He has lectured on the wartime SAS at the National Army Museum and will be discussing 'The SAS in World War Two' at the 2012 Brympton literary festival.
"Propelled by vivid writing and richly illustrated. It helps set
the record straight by finally granting the men of the SBS some
well-deserved recognition for being the forerunners of today's
Special Boat Service, the special forces units of the U.K. Naval
Service." --Toy & Soldier Model Figure
Propelled by vivid writing and richly illustrated. It helps set the record straight by finally granting the men of the SBS some well-deserved recognition for being the forerunners of today's Special Boat Service, the special forces units of the U.K. Naval Service. Toy & Soldier Model Figure"