Rogue Warrior of the SAS

Rogue Warrior of the SAS

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More than half a century after his death, Lt Col. Robert Blair Mayne is still regarded as one of the greatest soldiers in the history of military special operations. He was the most decorated British soldier of the Second World War, receiving four DSOs, the Croix de Guerre and the LAcgion d'honneur, and he pioneered tactics used today by the SAS and other special operations units worldwide. Rogue Warrior of the SAS tells the remarkable life story of 'Colonel Paddy', whose exceptional physical strength and uniquely swift reflexes made him a fearsome opponent. But his unorthodox rules of war and his resentment of authority would deny him the ultimate accolade of the Victoria Cross. Drawing on personal letters and family papers, declassified SAS files and records, together with the Official SAS Diary compiled in wartime and eyewitness accounts from many who served with him, the picture emerges of a soldier who, although a flawed hero, was unquestionably one of the most distinctive combatants of the campaigns in the Western Desert and Europe.The first jeep that Mayne sent out was winding its way along a narrow road when the driver brought the vehicle to an ... but they were not to know at that time what use was about to be made of their jeep, or the fact that the radio messages hadanbsp;...


Title:Rogue Warrior of the SAS
Author: Martin Dillon, Roy Bradford
Publisher:Random House - 2011-10-14
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