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SAS Great Escapes Three : Gripping True Escape Stories Executed by World War Two Heroes

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'Damien Lewis is both a meticulous historian and a born storyteller' Lee Child'Now that's a Great Escape!

How 34 members of the SAS evaded 5,000 Nazi troops in blizzard conditions, after wreaking havoc in Italian mountain ambush ...

The full gripping story of Operation Galia and the incredible escape that followed.' Mail Online'It's an incredible secret that has lain hidden behind the heroics of Normandy, but Allied forces had planned to invade the beaches of Brittany if the D-Day landings had failed ...

Author and historian Damien Lewis uncovered the details, while researching the story of a remarkable SAS hero for his new book, SAS Great Escapes Three.' Sunday ExpressFIVE OF THE MOST DARING ESCAPES CARRIED OUT BY THE SAS DURING WORLD WAR TWOSAS Great Escapes Three recounts how warriors of the world's most famous fighting force, the SAS, carried out five of the most daring escapes of World War Two.

Ranging from the very birth of the SAS, to the post D-Day battles for Nazi-occupied Europe, these gripping true stories cover some of the most iconic operations of the regiment, and its key characters, while also including untold tales of courage and endurance beyond compare. Told in classic Damien Lewis style, each account plunges the reader into the escapees' experiences - sharing the most terrifying yet astounding moments of their lives.

They include unimaginable accounts of survival in the face of staggering odds, episodes of nerve-wracking bluff and deception, plus knife-edge ambushes withenemy forces hell-bent on wreaking vengeance. In this new volume of incredible special forces feats, bestselling author Damien Lewis has worked closely with World War Two veterans and the families of those portrayed, accessing wartime diaries, letters, mission reports, interrogation transcripts and more, to relate how the men of the SAS were hunted by the enemy and forced to fight their way out of certain death or capture.

Around every corner, upon every decision and every movement lurked the possibility of discovery.

Yet with every step, breath and turn taken, these fugitives epitomized the do-or-die spirit of the SAS to overcome.

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Quercus Publishing
1529429439 / 9781529429435
Hardback
23/05/2024
United Kingdom
English
xiv, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
25 cm