Wednesday, July 7, 2010

SAS: Shadow Warriors of the 21st century by Barry Davies

A nice general overview of Great Britain's most elite military unit, the Special Air Service (SAS). This book covered the creation of the SAS, its basic weaponry, selected aspects of training, and highlighted some of its well known and not so well known domestic missions against the IRA and international missions against German, Japanese, and Middle Eastern terrorist organizations. Includes a nice variety of rarely seen photographs of the SAS, but of course, all with faces blurred to avoid recognition. Not a great deal of detail, as one might anticipate, but it is a quick and interesting read.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: UA659.S67.D38 2002
3rd Floor Science & Technology Library
Review submitted by: Kevin Ross, Associate Dean, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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