The Inside Story Of The Australian SAS.
Who dares wins . . .
For the soldiers and officers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment, this is not just their professional motto, but a creed that shapes their lives. Currently the world's most highly respected special forces regiment, the SAS is a crack team of men from the Australian Defence Force who can be relied upon to handle the most difficult, strategically sensitive and dangerous of military tasks.
Now 'Secret Wars: The Amazing SAS' reveals, for the first time, the true story of how this country's SAS soldiers are selected and trained, and gives formerly secret details about recent SAS deployments: protecting Sydney during the 2000 Olympic Games; keeping the citizens of the new country of East Timor safe; high-level liaison with the US Marines during the Afghanistan mission, and the regiment's recent mission to Iraq.
Written with the cooperation of the Australian military, 'Secret Wars' features interviews with General Peter Cosgrove and with SAS commanding officers Peter Gilmore and Tim McOwan, and with SAS soldiers and other officers.
Journalist Ian McPhedran - currently the chief defence writer for News Limited - has been granted unprecedented access to the men and methods of the SAS. The result is a candid, exhilarating and extraordinarily impressive account of our most daring military men, and of their valour, skill and success.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2013
- 152 x 233mm