Led by Capt. Herbert buck and posing as afrika korps soldiers complete with German uniforms and weaponry, the crew broke into the enemy stronghold Trojan Horse–style as part of the coordinated attack on Tobruk. A bold, and rule-shattering mission impossible, outrageous, SAS Ghost Patrol is “one of the great untold stories of WWII” Bear Grylls.
SAS Ghost Patrol: The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed as Nazi Stormtroopers #ad - An “amazing” account of britain’s most audacious act of subterfuge in WWII: an undercover raid of Rommel’s stronghold in Tobruk The Daily Mirror. On a scorching september day in 1942, a special forces unit of the British Army, pulled off one of the most daring, the Special Air Service SAS, top-secret ruses of the Second World War.
Hunting the Nazi Bomb: The Special Forces Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Deadliest WeaponOpen Road Media #ad - British special operations executive soe—churchill’s infamous “ministry of ungentlemanly warfare”—working with the Norwegian resistance executed a series of raids in the winter of 1942–43, Freshman, dropping saboteurs to destroy Hitler’s potential nuclear capability: operations Musketoon, and finally Gunnerside, Grouse, in which a handful of intrepid Norwegians scaled a 600-foot cliff to blow the heavy water plant to smithereens.
A “gripping” and “heart-stopping” account of the combined Norwegian and British sabotage raids to stop Hitler from making an atomic bomb Saul David, Evening Standard. Nothing terrified the Allies more than Adolf Hitler’s capacity to build a nuclear weapon. Nothing less than the security of the free world depended on their success.
Hunting the Nazi Bomb: The Special Forces Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Deadliest Weapon #ad - The basis for the movie, the heroes of telemark, and “lewis does the memory of these extraordinary men full justice in a tale that is both heart-stopping and moving” Saul David, this true story is more harrowing than any thriller, starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris, Evening Standard. In a heavy water production plant in occupied Norway, the Führer was well on his way to possessing the raw materials to manufacture the bomb.
The Nazi Hunters: The Ultra-Secret SAS Unit and the Hunt for Hitler's War CriminalsOpen Road Media #ad - In the late summer of 1944, and assassinate high-ranking german officers, railways, parachuting behind enemy lines into the Vosges Mountains in occupied France to sabotage Nazi-held roads, and ammo dumps, eighty British Special Air Service SAS soldiers undertook a covert commando raid, undermining the final stand of Hitler’s Third Reich.
A remarkable story” War History Online. The gripping “untold story” of the secret Hunters, deep-cover British special forces who pursued Nazi fugitives from justice after World War II Daily Mail. . Finally revealing the fascinating details of the secret postwar mission that became a central part of the SAS’s founding legend, Damien Lewis “delves into some of the darkest days of the regiment’s history to tell a story of tragedy, valor and revenge.
. . Despite their successes, tortured, more than half the men were captured, and executed. Under the cover of full deniability, “the secret hunters” waged a covert war of justice and retribution—uncovering the full horror of Hitler’s regime as well as dark secrets of Stalin’s Russia and the growing threat of what would become the Cold War.
The Nazi Hunters: The Ultra-Secret SAS Unit and the Hunt for Hitler's War Criminals #ad - Although the sas was officially dissolved when the war ended, under Churchill’s personal command, to hunt down the SS commanders who had murdered their special forces comrades, a top-secret black ops unit was formed, as well as war criminals from concentration camps who had eluded the Nuremberg trials.
Operation Certain Death: The Inside Story of the Greatest SAS BattlesOpen Road Media #ad - The men on the ground called it Operation Certain Death. The terrifyingly true tale of a daring british special forces rescue mission and all-out assault on a savage Sierra Leone guerrilla gang: “What a story!” Frederick Forsyth, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal. Featuring extensive interviews with survivors, this gritty, blow-by-blow account of the bloody battle that brought an end to ten years of Africa’s most brutal civil war is “as good as any thriller I have ever read.
This really is the low down” Frederick Forsyth. The guerrillas favored pink shades, and fluorescent wigs, draping themselves in voodoo charms they believed made them bulletproof—a delusion reenforced by the steady consumption of ganja, shower caps, crack, heroin, and sweet palm wine. A year before, an eleven-man patrol of royal Irish Rangers who were training government troops in Sierra Leone was captured and held prisoner by the infamously ruthless rebel forces known as the West Side Boys.
Operation Certain Death: The Inside Story of the Greatest SAS Battles #ad - Officially, the SAS mission was called Operation Barras. In 2000, the british special air Service SAS attempted its riskiest rescue mission in more than half a century. Some four hundred heavily armed renegades were not only bloodthirsty—they were drink-and-drugs crazed. Their fortified base was hidden deep in the West African jungle, its barricades adorned with severed heads on spikes.
This was the vicious and cutthroat enemy British special forces would confront in order to rescue their own.
The Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War IIMariner Books #ad - November 1944: their b-24 bomber shot down on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast, a scattered crew of Army airmen cut themselves loose from their parachutes—only to be met by loincloth-wearing natives silently materializing out of the mountainous jungle. A true story of downed b-24s in japanese-occupied Borneo and a native tribe that “makes us—like the airmen—rethink our definitions of civilized and savage” Entertainment Weekly.
Would these dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile japanese occupiers? or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home in a desperate game of hide-and-seek? A cinematic survival story featuring a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is also a gripping tale of wartime heroism unlike any other you have read.
Those Who Hold Bastogne: The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the BulgeYale University Press #ad - The costs of war are revealed, uncovered in the stories of those who perished and those who emerged from battle to find the world forever changed. Schrijvers draws on diaries, and other fresh sources to illuminate the experiences not only of Bastogne’s three thousand citizens and their American defenders, memoirs, but also of German soldiers and commanders desperate for victory.
In this dramatic account of the 1944–45 winter of war in Bastogne, historian Peter Schrijvers offers the first full story of the German assault on the strategically located town. Schrijvers does an admirable job of weaving personal accounts into the larger picture of Bastogne’s horrors. The wall street journal “Pulse-pounding .
Those Who Hold Bastogne: The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge #ad - . . Hitler’s last gamble, the battle of the Bulge, was intended to push the Allied invaders of Normandy all the way back to the beaches. The plan nearly succeeded, and almost certainly would have, were it not for one small Belgian town and its tenacious American defenders who held back a tenfold larger German force while awaiting the arrival of Gen.
A fast-paced story . . . From the december stampede of american and panzer divisions racing to reach Bastogne first, and through three more weeks of unrelenting fighting even after the siege was broken, through the bloody eight-day siege from land and air, events at Bastogne hastened the long-awaited end of WWII.
Bloody Heroes: The Explosive True Story of a Band of Secret Warriors in AfghanistanOpen Road Media #ad - Two months after 9/11, the British military was braced to foil any terrorist attacks against the UK. British and american special forces battle terrorists in this “gripping” account spanning a thwarted attack on London to the Battle of Qala-i-Janghi Duncan Falconer, author of First Into Action. It was a mission that would eventually take a crack band of british and American warriors into the greatest battle of the Afghan Civil War—the massive bloody uprising by hundreds of Al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners within the walls of the ancient fortress of Qala-i-Janghi, and the ensuing eight-day siege.
Bloody Heroes: The Explosive True Story of a Band of Secret Warriors in Afghanistan #ad - When the fighting ended, over five hundred of the enemy lay dead, more terrorists killed than in any other single battle in Afghanistan. . When british intelligence uncovered such a plot—a cargo ship bound for the English Channel carrying a suspect deadly chemical weapon—they amassed an elite team of SBS Special Boat Services and SAS Special Air Service soldiers to assault the vessel before she could reach London.
As always, “damien lewis takes his readers into the heart of clandestine battles as no one else seems able” Frederick Forsyth, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal.
Invasion Diary: A Dramatic Firsthand Account of the Allied Invasion of ItalyOpen Road Media #ad - On july 10, 1943, american and British forces invaded Sicily. A dramatic and richly detailed chronicle of the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy from one of America’s greatest war correspondents. Mark clark, “a tough old gut. Less than a year after landing with the US Marines on Guadalcanal Island, journalist Richard Tregaskis joined the Allied forces in Sicily and Italy.
Winston churchill famously described the region as the “soft underbelly of Europe, ” and claimed that an invasion would pull German troops from the Eastern Front and help bring a swift end to the war. The “soft underbelly” of mainland Italy became, in the words of US Fifth Army commander Lt. Following the defeat of Axis forces in North Africa, Allied military strategists turned their attention to southern Italy.
Gen. An invaluable eyewitness account of two of the most crucial campaigns of the second World War and a stirring tribute to the soldiers, pilots, nurses, and ambulance drivers whose skill and courage carried the Allies to victory, surgeons, Invasion Diary is a classic of war reportage and “required reading for all who want to know how armies fight” Library Journal.
Invasion Diary: A Dramatic Firsthand Account of the Allied Invasion of Italy #ad - This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard Tregaskis including rare images from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming. In compelling and evocative prose, tregaskis depicts the terror and excitement of life on the front lines and recounts his own harrowing brush with death when a chunk of German shrapnel pierced his helmet and shattered his skull.
Invasion diary documents some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, from bombing runs over Rome to the defense of the Salerno beachhead against heavy artillery fire to the fall of Naples. .
Codebreakers' Victory: How the Allied Cryptographers Won World War IIOpen Road Media #ad - From the battle of britain to the Pacific front to the panzer divisions in Africa, superior cryptography gave the Allies a decisive advantage over the Axis generals. This broad view represents the first comprehensive account of codebreaking during World War II. Even winston churchill, himself a great advocate of Britain’s cryptologic program, purposefully minimized their achievements in his history books.
In codebreakers’ victory, veteran cryptographer Hervie Haufler takes readers behind the scenes in this fascinating underground world of ciphers and decoders. It was a role key to the Allied victory. With exclusive interviews, a signal Corps veteran tells the full story of how cryptography helped defeat the Axis powers, at Bletchley Park and beyond.
Codebreakers' Victory: How the Allied Cryptographers Won World War II #ad - For years, the story of the World War II codebreakers was kept a crucial state secret. Now, after decades have passed, though, the true scope of the British and American cryptographers’ role in the war has come to light. Haufler pulls together years of research, exclusive access to top secret files, and personal interviews to craft a captivating must-read for anyone interested in the behind-the-front intellect and perseverance that went into beating the Nazis and Japan.
Military intelligence made a significant difference in battle after battle.
Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting MachineGrove Press #ad - A firsthand account of the exhilaration and ferocity of war, Apache chronicles a rescue mission involving a stranded soldier in Afghanistan in 2007. When a marine goes missing in action, Macy and his team know they are the Army’s only hope of bringing him back alive. In 2007, macy’s apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan’s notorious Helmand Province with the mission to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground by any means necessary.
Macy puts the reader in the cockpit of our most lethal attack platform. Dick couch, new york times–bestselling author apache is the incredible true story of Ed Macy, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot, that takes you inside one of the world’s most dangerous war machines. Dan mills, author of Sniper One.
Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine #ad - Maj. Ed macy had always dreamed of a career in the army, so when the british Army Air Corps launched its attack helicopter program, Macy bent every rule in the book to make sure he was the first to sign up to fly the Apache—the deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world and the toughest to fly.
A truly amazing portrayal of the technical, the emotional, and the courageous. A fantastic, totally exhilarating roller-coaster read. Sgt. Apache is macy’s story—an adrenalin-fueled account of one of the most daring actions of modern wartime, and a tale of courage, danger, and comradeship you won’t be able to put down.
Hitler's Europe Ablaze: Occupation, Resistance, and Rebellion during World War IISkyhorse Publishing #ad - Their methods took many forms, espionage, from noncooperation to sabotage, and armed opposition. They fought with weapons, will, and a spirit that gave hope to both their countrymen and the impending liberating forces. While wwii raged across europe, they fought not for fame or glory, their neighbors, but for their families, their friends, and their countries .
Hitler's Europe Ablaze: Occupation, Resistance, and Rebellion during World War II #ad - . . As the allies fought the axis powers inch by bloody inch over Fortress Europa—from Scandinavia down to Greece, and from France all the way to Russia—another war was waged by collections of rag-tag locals who refused to give in to their oppressors: the Resistance. Hitler’s europe ablaze offers a panoramic yet detailed view of the make-up, actions, and impact of the various resistance movements in World War II.
. This authoritative and accessible survey, provides gripping, factual accounts of the resistance in each region, written by a group of the leading experts in the field, along with an assessment of its effectiveness and of the Axis reaction to it.