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    Posted: January 19 2017 at 12:06pm
I have just finished reading "Churchill's Secret Warriors"; by Damien Lewis. 
This book turned out to be quite a surprise, and a totally riveting read! 
What threw me at first was the cover picture of David Stirling's guy's in typical north African desert pose, in jeeps laden with jerry cans and machine guns. So I was expecting a book about the SAS. But David Stirling only pop's up on 4 pages! 
The book is all about Anders Lassen, (VC, MC and 2 bars) and the very beginning of special operations from SOE's Small Scale Raiding Force that stole into a neutral West African port and took an Italian ship and 2 german boats ; to the SBS raids through the greek islands. 
It is quite simply a window into past of some of the most successful special forces raids of all time; and the life of probably one of the bravest men of WWII.
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Thanks for sharing that, Zed. I'll look for that book now.
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The Special Air service gets the glory & press write-ups, but the SBS does pretty much the same thing, but with a watery approach quietly behind the scenes. I think they like it that way.
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gotta add that to my list 
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Where did you obtain the book from, if I might ask?

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I bought it in the UK when visiting. I'll get the ISBN number and post it after the weekend. 
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ISBN 978 1 84866 855 3
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ISBN 978 1 84866 855 3


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