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Behind enemy lines with the S.A.S

Amédée Maingard, codename "Sam", SOE agent in France 1943-1944

by Paul McCue

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Published by Pen & Sword Military in Barnsley, South Yorkshire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maingard, Amédée, -- 1918-1981,
  • Great Britain. -- Special Operations Executive -- Biography,
  • Great Britain. -- Army. -- Special Air Service,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France,
  • Special forces (Military science) -- Great Britain,
  • Intelligence officers -- Great Britain -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-197) and index.

    StatementPaul McCue.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD810.S7 M372 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 210 p., [16] p. of plates, maps :
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16889297M
    ISBN 101844156184
    ISBN 109781844156184
    LC Control Number2008315014

    W. B. Kennedy Shaw served as an Intelligence Officer with this remarkable British unit, and here, in this classic account, he relates their daring exploits far behind the enemy's lines. Small yet potent and destructive, the Group proved outstanding in special missions against Rommel's Afrika Korps. Softbound, pages, 46 photos. Founded in , the S.A.S are a special forces unit of the British Army conceived as a commando force to operate behind enemy lines in the North African Campaign. They worked alongside the LRDG in Libya to attack Axis airfields - striking hard and fast to destroy .

    The Imperial War Museums' Book of War Behind Enemy Lines By Julian Thompson, The Imperial War Museum War Behind Enemy Lines tells the unvarnished story of British Special Forces in the Second World War. While the SAS and SBS remain household names today, there were a .   Paratroopers were to play a decisive part in World War Two. Paratroopers were vital in the German attack on Crete, the initial attacks by the Allies at D-Day and they played an important role in the Allies failed attack on Arnhem. Paratroopers developed an elite image on both sides during World War Two. The British .

    It was used for behind-enemy-lines missions in Iraq during the First Gulf War in A good example of the use of the EMU and the PRC radio is given in the book Bravo Two Zero by SAS Sergeant Andy McNab. 1 This book is based on a real mission in Iraq, designated Bravo Two Zero, lead by McNab in January The 8-member team had one PRC.   The SAS. The Special Air Service was created in World War II to drop troops by parachute behind enemy lines; Its first successful raid in December destroyed 61 aircraft at two airfields in.


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I received this book through a Goodreads "First-Reads" Giveaway. I would give this stars if possible. An engaging history of Britain's Special Air Service (the SAS), which operated behind enemy lines during World War 2, conducting sabotage and disrupting supply lines/5.

The troops took off in gale-force winds, intending to parachute behind enemy lines and blow up German aircraft on the ground. Many of the men were injured on touchdown.

72 books based on 22 votes: Bravo Two Zero - The True Story Of An SAS Patrol Behind Enemy Lines In Iraq by Andy McNab, Who Dares Wins: The Special Air Se. The S.A.S. or Special Air Service, is a Special Operations Organisation of the British was founded in to attack behind the German line of defence in North Africa, in World War are one of the best schooled units in the world, that makes them very valuable.

There are Branch: British Army. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: Given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines /5().

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War [Macintyre, Ben] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Behind enemy lines with the S.A.S book Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War/5().

The One That Got Away is a book written under the pseudonym 'Chris Ryan' concerning the SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, which was dropped behind enemy lines in Iraq in The author was a member of the patrol and tells of his 8 day escape on foot to the Syrian border.

Controversy. The content of the book was heavily criticised by fellow Bravo Two Zero patrol members Mike Coburn and Malcolm Author: Chris Ryan. Named a "Top 10 Title for " by the Washington Post and NPR “Ben Macintyre’s suspenseful new book, Rogue Heroes, about the founding of Britain’s S.A.S.

during World War II, reads like a mashup of 'The Dirty Dozen' and 'The Great Escape,' with a sprinkling of “Ocean’s 11” thrown in for good measure Mr. Macintyre draws sharp, Dickensian portraits of these men, and he displays. Sir David Stirling, founder of Britain's elite Special Air Service and dubbed the "Phantom Major" by Hitler's troops in World War II, died after a long illness on Sunday.

He was 74 years old. Get this from a library. Behind enemy lines with the S.A.S: Amédée Maingard, codename 'Sam', SOE agent in France [Paul McCue].

Praise. Named a “Top 10 Title for ” by the Washington Post and NPR “Ben Macintyre’s suspenseful new book, Rogue Heroes, about the founding of Britain’s S.A.S. during World War II, reads like a mashup of ‘The Dirty Dozen’ and ‘The Great Escape,’ with a sprinkling of “Ocean’s 11” thrown in for good measure Mr.

Macintyre draws sharp, Dickensian portraits of these men. The SAS man who wouldn't stay quiet. Tue,a mission in the Gulf War that was "compromised" behind enemy lines. Three of the eight-man team were killed, and four. Hitler: New book reveals chilling murder of SAS hero increasing numbers of special forces were being dropped behind enemy lines to cause.

The Special Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British SAS was founded in as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in The unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action and hostage of the information and actions regarding the SAS is highly classified, and is not commented on by the Branch: British Army.

Later in the year No. 2 Dutch Troop was sent to the Far East to work with No. 44 (Royal Marine) Commando and No. 5 Commando behind the Japanese lines in the Arakan in Burma. In Burma Commando Company formed part of the Chindits (the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade), and fought in the first long-range Chindit operation behind Japanese lines Branch: British Army, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Royal.

The German's have positioned artillery batteries along the coast, several of which overlooked our intended landing zone.

Our British S.A.S. operative has penetrated enemy lines of the town of Arzew on the Algerian Coast. His mission was to sabotage these. Just as Mediterranean operations had required the SAS to work under different circumstances and terrain, so too would a return to parachuting and work behind enemy lines in France test the unit: “Gone (were the days) when teams of four men with water bottles and a handful of dates, lightly armed – a few grenades in their pouches and Lewes.

If anything went wrong then they could find themselves stuck hundreds of miles behind enemy lines with very limited supplies and ammunition, large numbers of enemy troops hunting for them, North African desert tribes who might either help them or sell them to the enemy depending on which suited them best, burning heat during the day, freezing.

That little-known story, rarely talked or written about, is shocking enough, but there’s a kicker: These detainees were pawns traded for “more important” Americans held behind enemy lines. Directed by Ian Sharp.

With Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward. It's suspected that a peace/anti-nuke organization in UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism. The action will probably be against an embassy in London. The SAS/Special Air Service try to get the organization infiltrated/10(K).

During World War II, the British Army deployed a reconnaissance and raiding unit behind enemy lines in North Africa. The members of the Long Range Desert Group .The SAS confronts its enemy within forbidden by the regiment to write of his experiences behind enemy lines during the Gulf War, left in order to do so, and became a millionaire in the process.Behind Enemy Lines: The Autobiography of Brit-ain’s Most Decorated Living War Hero by Sir Tommy MacPherson (55 3 [September], Book-shelf) Betrayal: Clinton, Castro and the Cuban Five by Matt Lawrence and Thomas Van Hare (55 2 [June], Bookshelf) Black Ops: The Rise of Special Forces in the C.I.A., the S.A.S., and Mossad by Tony Geraghty (55 2.