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Pebble Island

Author : Jon Cooksey
ISBN : 1473892953
Genre : History
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This is the story of the SAS raid on Pebble Island during the Falklands War. In atrocious weather, 48 men of 22 SAS Regiment were landed by Sea King Helicopter on the Island. Their task was to destroy the 11 enemy aircraft located at the Airstrip on the Island and neutralize the Argentinean force posted there to guard it. The raid was successful and all the Aircraft were destroyed but debate still goes on as to whether the raid was a political gesture to give the British Public some action or whether it was to knock out the Airbase that could have made life difficult for the landings at San Carlos Bay later in the War. The book covers sections on: history of the engagement, training and planning involved, equipment used, weapons file, breakdown of forces engaged, consequences and controversies as well as personal accounts of those involved.

Pebble Island

Author : Francis Mackay
ISBN : IND:30000111288142
Genre : History
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"In the early hours of 15 May 1982, three Sea King helicopters carrying 42 men of 22 SAS Regiment and attachments, lifted off from the carrier HMS Hermes and headed towards the remote Pebble Island on the north coast of West Falkland... The raid 'codename Operation PRELIM' was the largest and most ambitious airfield raid undertaken by the SAS in a quarter of a century and with every aircraft destroyed it was heralded as a resounding British success. But debate still rages as to whether it was truly a strategic coup, crippling the Argentinians' ability to strike at the British Task Force and significantly reducing their capability to oppose the eventual amphibious landings at San Carlos, or a political sop for a British public eagerly awaiting news of a success. This book, covering the history of the Argentinian threat and the planning, preparation and execution of the raid, also includes sections on the opposing forces and weapons used. It also deals with the controversies and, for the first time, examines the terrible consequences of the raid for the men and ships of the British fleet"--P. [4] of cover.

The Mammoth Book Of Inside The Elite Forces

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
ISBN : 9781780337319
Genre : History
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to American and British special forces, covering all aspects of their equipment, training and deployment in the Iraq age of warfare. It takes a special kind of person to join the Special Forces and those to pass the stringent entrance requirements are subjected to the most rigorous training. They're trained to be super-fit, taught to survive in the most adverse conditions, and turned into killing machines. This book reveals what makes these men tick, and everything you need to know to become one of them. It covers all the types of training required - for fitness, combat, survival, navigation, communication, infiltration, interrogation, extraction and evasion. And it details the full array of weapons used, from small arms and knives to explosives and air back-up. Also included are full listings of all the units - including the SAS, Green Berets, SBS, Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Army Rangers - and their deployment in present-day conflicts such as Desert Storm, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and anti-terrorist operations.

Special Forces In Action

Author : Alexander Stillwell
ISBN : 9781909160422
Genre : History
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In 1991 the United States and coalition forces liberated Kuwait after its brief occupation by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. One of the abiding memories of that conflict was the activities of the coalition’s special forces soldiers deep in Iraq, hunting down SCUD missiles and their launchers before they could be fired on Israel. Since that date, elite military formations have played an increasingly important role in the policing of the modern world. Special Forces in Action is a detailed account of the operations of the world’s special forces over the last 20 years. From the Gulf War to the invasion of Iraq, via the war in Afghanistan, the search for war criminals in the Balkans, the drug baron hunting in South America, hostage rescues in Africa, and the counter-terrorist initiatives since 9/11, and the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the book brings the reader full details of the often clandestine activities of the world’s elite soldiers. Illustrated with action photographs, Special Forces in Action shows how the world’s special forces have become a vital part of any government’s military machine, and the parts they have played in recent world events. With an authoritative text and rare photographs, the book is a highly illustrated guide to the recent operations of these most secretive – and successful – soldiers.

Elite Forces

Author : R M Bennett
ISBN : 9780753547649
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The invincible reputation of specialist military units such as the USA's Delta Force, Israel's IDP, and of course, Britian's SAS has grown steadily in recent years. Thanks to a number of successful campaigns and anti-terror operations, from London's Iranian Embassy siege in 1980 to the second Gulf War, in which they played a crucial role, it's now assumed that special forces are ideal for our world of small, localised conflicts - and especially George W Bush's war on terror. Elite Forces: The World's Most Formidable Secret Armies: - Contains over 500 compelling entries that cut through myth and secrecy. - Details the history, selection and training procedures and orders of battle of every major elite fighting force in the world today. - Is packed with hair-raising examples of individual heroism, endurance and courage in adversity. - Is fully up to date and includes recent coalition operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. - Takes an objective look at what happens when things go wrong, as they did most famously during the Gulf War of 1991 and in America's intervention in Somalia in 1993. - Explores the hidden links between elite forces and governments, intelligence organisations and business, and their controversial lack of accountability. - Examines how new technologies have come to the aid of the elite soldier. This is the first book of its kind to examine all aspects of the overlap between elite forces and the hidden worlds of intelligence and counter-terrorism, and takes an objective look at the secret, controversial role of special forces and 'Freelancers' in covert, deadly operations around the world. Elite Forces is a compelling, revealing - and occasionally shocking - read, and an authoritive and easy-to-use reference resource.

The Mammoth Book Of Secrets Of The Sas Elite Forces

Author : Jon E. Lewis
ISBN : 9781780337357
Genre : History
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The SAS have earned their reputation as the world's toughest fighting unit, from the Falklands War to Kosovo, the Gulf War and other crises elsewhere. This is a step-by-step guide to the tactics of such elite units, with true accounts of the SAS's most famous exploits, as well as those of crack US Army units such as Delta Force and the Green Berets. It includes: how the SAS and other elite units came into being and how they work; combat techniques in hostile environments, from the Sahara to the Artic; evasion, capture and escape routes; personal skills, including navigation, combat tracking and hazard avoidance; and wilderness survival skills.

Defence Update International

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105071551233
Genre : Military art and science
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The World S Elite Forces

Author : Bruce Quarrie
ISBN : 042510852X
Genre : History
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Whether jumping from an aircraft or charging ashore from a landing craft, the men of today's elite forces are in the thick of all the most dangerous, demanding assignments. Here are behind-the-scenes stories on the famous units, many of which are shrouded in mystery.

The Making Of The Sas And The World S Elite Forces

Author : Terry White
ISBN : 1853671843
Genre : Political Science
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The World S Elite Forces

Author : Walter Lang
ISBN : 0517646439
Genre : Political Science
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Describes the world's elite anti-terrorist units, their training, weapons, and tactics, and profiles the terrorist groups they are designed to neutralize

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