The modern perception is that special operations forces – like the SAS – were pioneered and developed by the British Army during and after the Second World War. The reality is that many of the techniques in current use date back hundreds of years, whilst the first recorded ‘special operation’ led to the fall of Troy. In ‘Secret Warfare’ Adrian Weale unravels the complex evolution of modern special forces and provides a comprehensive overview of how they have reached their current position as a critical strategic factor for military planners. Using interviews with participants and archive sources, ‘Secret Warfare’ is an authoritative and accurate history of these secretive organisations.
Adrian Weale was born in London in 1964 and educated at the Latymer Upper School, York University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He served for several years as a military intelligence officer in the regular Army, before leaving to pursue a career as a writer and historian.
Since then he has written eight non-fiction books under his own name, and ghost written several more, primarily for former Special Forces personnel.
In addition, he has written widely for the UK national press and is a regular broadcaster on BBC TV and radio, specialising in military and intelligence related ...
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