The majority of accounts of the SAS focus on the action; uniquely ‘The Real SAS’ focuses on the experience. Using first-hand accounts from participants in every SAS campaign from the Second World War to Iraq, ‘The Real SAS’ conveys to the reader what it was like to be a member of this exceptional unit: why individuals joined; how they passed selection and training; what their first experience of combat was like.
Illustrated with hitherto unpublished photographs from the author’s own collection, ‘The Real SAS has stood the test of time as a popular and thoroughly readable addition to the SAS canon.
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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