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In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, an eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small, undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.
Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of Operation Mincemeat and Agent Zigzag and Associate Editor of The Times, gives an account of the extraordinary men willing to take monumental risks in this history of the SAS.