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Description:ISBN 0091901820 / Paperback: 352 pages / Publisher: Ebury Press / Published: 7 Sep 2006
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The Originals tells the story of the birth of the SAS from a band a misfits in the deserts of North Africa to occupied France, touching briefly on the end of the second world war. This book is unique in that it is told in their own words, or should I say the words of the survivors. Of the "Originals" or the first 100 + a few additions, only 12 would survive the war. By the time this book was written even less were left - although a few new members were drafted into the original circle. The SAS was the brain child of David Stirling and Jock Lewes. Stirling a Lieutenant at the time drafted an excellent proposal to use a commando force to take out ... Read the complete review