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Secret Sas Missions In Africa

Author : Michael Graham
ISBN : 9781526712486
Genre : History
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This fascinating book is the first to cover the little known C Squadron of the Special Air Service. Operating in East Africa, the Squadron was involved in almost continuous counter communist terrorist operations over the period 1968 to 1980.In the unstable final stages of British colonial and white rule, the Squadron was never short of action. African nationalist movements, backed by Russias and Chinas direct and indirect support posed a constant and deadly threat to the existing regimes. Small highly trained detachments of the SAS with highly developed bush warfare skills proved devastatingly effective and achieved results out of all proportion to their size. Often their enemies believed that they were facing rival factions and turned on each other. The inevitable involvement of African wildlife adds an extra dimension of excitementWritten by a seasoned former senior member of C Squadron, Secret SAS Missions in East Africa paints a graphic and thrilling account of their covert operations and the colorful characters that undertook them.

On Operations With C Squadron Sas

Author : Michael Graham
ISBN : 9781526772824
Genre : Political Science
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This is the third and final ‘stand-alone’ account of C Squadron SAS’s thrilling operations against the relentless spread of communist backed terrorism in East Africa. Drawing on first-hand experiences the author describe operations against communist-backed terrorists in Angola and Mozambique, aiding the Portuguese and Renamo against the MPLA and Frelimo respectively. Back in Southern Rhodesia SAS General Peter Walls, realising the danger that Mugabe and ZANU represented, appealed directly to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This correspondence, published here for the first time, changed nothing and years of corruption and genocide followed. Although C Squadron was disbanded in 1980 many members joined the South African special forces. Operations undertaken included unsuccessful and costly destabilisation attempts against Mugabe and missions into Mozambique including the assassination of Samora Machel. By 1986 deteriorating relationships with the South African authorities resulted in the break-up of the SAS teams who dispersed worldwide. Had Mike Graham not written his three action-packed books, C Squadron SAS’s superb fighting record might never have been revealed. For those who are fascinated by special forces soldiering his accounts are ‘must reads’.

Secret Operations Of The Sas

Author : Mike Ryan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026601547
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Secret Operations of the SAS charts the early days of the Regiment, and follows their major combat actions right through to their current deployment in the war against terrorism. With specially commissioned colour artwork and rare action photographs, it is a highly illustrated guide to the combat history of the SAS.

Operation Lock And The War On Rhino Poaching

Author : John Hanks
ISBN : 9781770227309
Genre : Nature
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The aggressive poaching of rhinos needs to be countered with equal aggression. So argued Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, the founder president of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), at a 1987 meeting with John Hanks, conservation expert and WWF’s head in Africa. The result was Operation Lock, a secret initiative funded by Prince Bernhard and staffed by former SAS operatives. Operation Lock set up headquarters in Johannesburg and extended its reach into neighbouring states: Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique. Its operatives planned to train game rangers, to pose as rhino horn traders in order to entrap buyers, and to expose the kingpins who were driving the trade. It was a controversial approach, all the more because it was working within apartheid South Africa in the late 1980s. When the existence of the project was finally leaked, WWF denied any involvement, and John Hanks took the fall. In Operation Lock and the War on Rhino Poaching, John Hanks finally tells the story of these explosive events from 25 years ago. As a leading international authority on conservation, he also deals with the scourge of rhino poaching up to the present, and gives powerful and controversial criticism of some of the current policies to curb poaching.

Sas Insider

Author : Clint Palmer
ISBN : 9780733629747
Genre : History
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The true story of Australia's SAS and the soldier who was there from the start. Clint Palmer has spent much of his adult life in the SAS and has fought in this elite military unit as it developed from its fledgling beginnings into the highly trained, specialised fighting force it is today. He is an insider with the long view and this is his unique story of life in the SAS. As a bush kid in the Northern Territory of Australia, growing up in a one dog mining town, Palmer's best friends were mostly Aboriginal kids, and the outside world barely existed. But he always had one driving ambition - the army. Enduring the toughest of tough training, Palmer soon demonstrated his fighting capabilities and became part of the Australian SAS. So began almost thirty years of service. We go with him to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he is at the heart of some of the worst fighting in Operation Anaconda in the Shahi-Kot Valley in 2002. He lets us in on what it's like to have made well over a thousand parachute jumps, many of them in terrible conditions and into treacherous terrain which may have ended not just his career but his life. And he shares with us how this adrenalin fuelled world has become a lifelong commitment. Palmer is the man who knows the Regiment almost better than anyone, so SAS Insider really is the inside story of the SAS - and a gripping account of one Australian soldier's life at the sharp end. Robert Macklin is a well-known Australian biographer and historian with more than twenty books to his credit. His most recent books include One False Move, Dark Paradise and the bestselling SAS Sniper which he co-wrote with Rob Maylor.

The Rhodesian Sas

Author : Andy Ryan
ISBN : 1726722066
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From the Author of 'BRAVO TEN', the explosive true story of some of the greatest secret operations of the Rhodesian SAS.... At the height of the cold war, the small landlocked country of Rhodesia found herself ranged against two powerful communist terrorist armies who, in turn, were backed by Soviet Russia and China. The strategic aim of both backers was the installation of a regime friendly to their respective brands of communism and in so doing create a vital regional presence upon which they could then expand. For the terrorist organisations of ZIPRA and ZANLA, they had but one objective; to take control of one of the continent's most prosperous nations.By 1979 the Rhodesian bush war had been raging for over fifteen years. What had started with the murder of a white man by black nationalists in 1964 was to turn into the bloodiest war ever to have been witnessed in southern Africa. This book focuses on the final year of the war, when the fighting was at its most intense and acts as a companion to Bravo Ten, covering some of the operations mentioned in that book in much more detail.The need for Special Forces to take the fight to the terrorists had never been greater. Fortunately for the Rhodesians, their military possessed a secret weapon which proved devastating in combat and the scourge of terrorists in Zambia, Mozambique and beyond; their very own Special Air Service regiment. Operating deep in the unforgiving African bush, deploying by vehicle, helicopter or parachute, often isolated from help and facing overwhelming odds, the Rhodesian SAS Ranged far behind enemy lines to strike at the very heart of the enemy, wreaking untold damage to the terrorist machines of ZIPRA and ZANLA. Time after time the SAS regiment demonstrated to the world that the Rhodesian army possessed a Special Forces unit whose abilities were second to none.The author presents the little known story of a truly elite band of Special Forces soldiers and places the reader at the very heart of some of their most daring missions. Join the Rhodesian SAS deep behind enemy lines and learn the secrets of 'those who dared'. This is the second book in the 'They Who Dared' series by Andy Ryan.Don't miss Andy Ryan's new book and the third in the 'They Who Dared' series. 'The Raid on St. Nazaire is the explosive true account of the greatest raid of WW2. It is available now on Amazon in both eBook and paperback formats.

Wild Warriors

Author : Jim Pipe
ISBN : 9780237544867
Genre : Soldiers
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Wild Warriors explores stories of real life warriors from around the world and throughout history. From terrifying Viking warrior raids twelve hundred years ago to pirates who still plague the high seas today these are some of the world's bravest and toughest people. On the Edge is a brand new series of high-interest non-fiction books that will appeal to struggling or reluctant readers. With stunning pictures and clear, simple text, The narrative focuses on extraordinary real life stories to engage readers and keep them on the edge of their seats! Each book features a fun quiz to see if the reader could take the same challenges.

Tales From The Special Forces Club

Author : Sean Rayment
ISBN : 9780007452552
Genre : History
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Stories of real-life bravery and courage-under-fire contribute to a unique and poignant record of a club created for heroes.

Unearthing Churchill S Secret Army

Author : John Grehan
ISBN : 9781783376643
Genre : History
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The Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of the Second World War, its activities cloaked in mystery and intrigue. The fate, therefore, of many of its agents was not revealed to the general public other than the bare details carved with pride upon the headstones and memorials of those courageous individuals.Then in 2003, the first batch of SOE personal files was released by the National Archive. Over the course of the following years more and more files were made available. Now, at last, it is possible to tell the stories of all those agents that died in action.These are stories of bravery and betrayal, incompetence and misfortune, of brutal torture and ultimately death. Some died when their parachutes failed to open, others swallowed their cyanide capsules rather than fall into the hands of the Gestapo, many died in combat with the enemy, most though were executed, by hanging, by shooting and even by lethal injection.The bodies of many of the lost agents were never found, destroyed in the crematoria of such places as Buckenwald, Mauthausen and Natzweiler, others were buried where they fell. All of them should be remembered as having undertaken missions behind enemy lines in the knowledge that they might never return.

Secret Armies The Full Story Of The Sas Delta Force And Spetsnaz

Author : James Adams
ISBN : 1539885097
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Trained to fight in any climate or terrain. The best of the best. Special forces are in the vanguard of modern warfare. The names of their battlegrounds are familiar. Vietnam. Mogadishu. Kabul. The Iranian Embassy. Banjul. The Falklands. Grenada. Surgical strike or counter-terrorist operation, training guerrillas or quashing coups, time has proven that even the smallest number of these highly-trained operatives can achieve what an army cannot. But not every mission has been successful, and nor has support for them been constant. These deadly armies lie hidden from public scrutiny. Who recruits and trains these secret soldiers? How effective are they? ...and who controls them? In this chilling analysis James Adams unveils the secret world of the SAS, Delta Force and Spetsnaz. Adams also reveals the workings of West Germany's GSG 9, France's GIGN, Egypt's Force 777 and Israel's Unit 269. Secret Armies is a sobering yet gripping study of special forces and their military and politica role, in an ever-changing world. Praise for Secret Armies 'Blends solid research, military technology, lucid explanation and clear narrative with a leavening of marvellous anecdotes, some zany, others tragic' - Frederick Forsyth 'Providing new material on the structure, training and combat experience of Spetzsnaz, the Soviet's secret army.' - Publishers Weekly Praise for James Adams 'uncovers a close, multi-faceted strategic relationship that has been consciously nurtured in secret.' - Washington Report James Adams was born in Newcastle, England in 1951. He was trained as a journalist on the Evening Chronicle, Newcastle, and after a period working in Africa and the United States became chief reporter and then news editor on 8 Days, a magazine specializing in the Middle East. He went on to become Managing Editor of the Sunday Times in London. Adams is an expert on warfare and intelligence and has had positions at the White House and the National Security Agency. He is married to the artist Patricia Frischer with whom he wrote the successful textbook, The Artist in the Marketplace.

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