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The SAS in World War II

The SAS in World War II Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review July 2015 Title The SAS in World War II
Author Gavin Mortimer Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2015 ISBN 9781472808752
Format 264 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $12.95


Osprey's The SAS in World War II captures the peril and tension of initial Special Air Service (SAS) raids against Axis airfields and other targets.

Following a brief introduction, Gavin Mortimer chronicles the elite unit's formative years and achievements from the Desert War through the final push into Germany.  Including first-hand accounts from surviving veterans, the author plunges readers into each operation and aftermath.

At least 114 historical photographs augment Mortimer's comprehensive account.  A glossary, chapter notes, select bibliography and an index complete Osprey's exemplary effort.

Strongly recommended.

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!