1947 - the Present.
Founded in 1941, the SAS remains the most feared and respected elite fighting force in the modern military world. In this definitive history - the sequel to 'The SAS At War' - Anthony Kemp lifts the cloak of secrecy that has surrounded SAS counter-terrorist activities in peacetime.
The SAS took part in 100 daring secret operations during the Second World War, but it counted itself lucky to survive after 1945. Yet by the mid 1970s, the SAS had become an integral part of Britain's most sensitive security operations, both at home and abroad. With each new offensive - Northern Ireland, the Iranian Embassy, the Falklands War, the attack on the IRA in Gibraltar, undercover penetration during the Gulf War - speculation about their role has intensified.
Compiled with full - but secret - co-operation of many serving and retired members of the SAS, this book, brought fully up to date for this edition, gives the fullest picture yet of a brave and astonishingly successful regiment, never far from the searching gaze of the public eye.