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by Virginia Cowles (Author). This is an excellent book for the creation of the SAS and gives depth to the overwhelming odds they faced, often overcame, to strike Rommel's forces hundreds of miles behind the front lines

by Virginia Cowles (Author). This is an excellent book for the creation of the SAS and gives depth to the overwhelming odds they faced, often overcame, to strike Rommel's forces hundreds of miles behind the front lines. The story is far from dry, loaded with the exploits these men carried out but studded with factual references and the faults and failures that occurred, too. I learned a lot of new things about the desert war and enjoyed it thoroughly. One person found this helpful.

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The Phantom Major: The Story of David Stirling and His Desert Command, Harper, (1958) (published in England as The Phantom Major: The Story of David Stirling and the .

Harper, 1958 - Stirling, David - 320 pages.

Her narrative, based on the eyewitness testimony of the men who took part, gives a fascinating insight into the early years of the SAS. Biographies Politicians & Historical Figures.

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A specially illustrated Bantam War Books paperback edition previously published as The Phantom Major. True story of David Sterling and fellow Brit commandos who operated as special ops behind German lines in Africa against Rommel's troops. Originated a non-traditional type of tactics in this theatre.

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Trex
This is an excellent book for the creation of the SAS and gives depth to the overwhelming odds they faced, often overcame, to strike Rommel's forces hundreds of miles behind the front lines. The story is far from dry, loaded with the exploits these men carried out but studded with factual references and the faults and failures that occurred, too. I learned a lot of new things about the desert war and enjoyed it thoroughly.
VAZGINO
A well-written account of Stirling's Raiders during World War II. Nice detail and sourced from first-person accounts.
Nto
Great stort
Gamba
A terrific little book filled with the accounts of a band of hearty men, the Brittish SAS! About the founding of the SAS and it's early history a fascinating story of remarkable men in remarkable times. Their moto says it all. "Who Dares Wins!"
Uylo
the book arrived 4 days after i ordered it in very good condition . I was very pleased with the overall service , the book is about the beginning of the British SAS ,a good book for anyone who enjoys reading world war II books . I would highly recommend it
Huston
"Stirling's Desert Raiders" (also published under the titles "The Phantom Major" and "The Raider's Desert Strike Force") was one of the first military history books I read, and I have returned to re-read it about four or five times. I don't really know what it is that I like about it so much--the unbelievable raids on Rommel's North Africa forces that it documents, the style in which it is written (which makes it read like a swashbuckling Indiana Jones installment), the desert survival stories it details, or simply the amazing history it records. But whatever the reason, I love this little book.

It is the story of the man (and his fellow soldiers) who in WWII invented the approach to warfare we now call special operations. It is also the book on which the old TV series "The Rat Patrol" was based. And it is a forgotten classic. Not as gritty, somber, and self-conscious as is most contemporary military history, this story of David Stirling is actually fun to read. And given the stoic take on hardship and suffering that was characteristically British at the time, you have to consciously remind yourself that this is real history, not make-believe.

Highly recommended--if you can find a copy! It's long been out of print.
Celace
"Stirling's Desert Raiders" (also published under the titles "The Phantom Major" and "The Raider's Desert Strike Force") was one of the first military history books I read, and I have returned to re-read it about four or five times. I don't really know what it is that I like about it so much--the unbelievable raids on Rommel's North Africa forces that it documents, the style in which it is written (which makes it read like a swashbuckling Indiana Jones installment), the desert survival stories it details, or simply the amazing history it records. But whatever the reason, I love this little book.

It is the story of the man (and his fellow soldiers) who in WWII invented the approach to warfare we now call special operations. It is also the book on which the old TV series "The Rat Patrol" was based. And it is a forgotten classic. Not as gritty, somber, and self-conscious as is most contemporary military history, this story of David Stirling is actually fun to read. And given the stoic take on hardship and suffering that was characteristically British at the time, you have to consciously remind yourself that this is real history, not make-believe.

Highly recommended--if you can find a copy! It's long been out of print.
Stirling was a ne'er do well who irritated other officers. He created the SAS out of nothing, and used cast off equipment, to harry Rommel's Afrika Korps with very few people. At one point, a general proposed to give him a Distinguished Flying Cross, because he destroyed over 250 German planes, with far less expenditure than any other branch. He made a lot of mistakes, early on- like Geronimo- but he persevered. Fascinating story. Geronimo: The True Story of America's Most Ferocious Warrior is a comparable, as is Popski's Private Army (Cassell Military Paperbacks).
Stirling's Desert Raiders download epub
Military
Author: Virginia Cowles
ISBN: 0553125850
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam USA; New edition edition (November 23, 1979)
Pages: 320 pages