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SBS – Silent Warriors: The Authorised Wartime History Paperback – 26 May 2022

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‘It is incredibly refreshing to read of these fabulously daring missions: of men of astonishing courage blowing up bridges, surveying invasion beaches, sinking ships in harbour and making clandestine rendezvous with secret agents – all by canoe and midget submarine …This is a terrific book, written with all the gusto, thrills and heady excitement these SBS operations richly deserve. It really is one of the most enjoyable histories I’ve read in many a year’
James Holland, Daily Telegraph, five stars

‘It’s an extraordinary trawl through the archives, backed up with diaries and interviews; an accomplished act of storytelling … This is a book about big personalities, adventurers and inventors … An authorised history of a secret unit has to record not only the bravery of its unacknowledged warriors ― which David has done with style ― but also make a case for its strategic importance … David has written a book that often gladdens the heart, but also makes you think about the nature of sacrifice’
The Times

‘A brilliant account of how the SBS was born from wartime needs, and just how much the organisation and its affiliated units were able to achieve in those early years’
Daily Mail

‘Riveting … Saul David has shown great skill in pulling the disparate threads of unit reports into a cohesive story. The knowledge of those involved, their bravery and jeopardy, will grip the general reader’

‘An absolute must-read if you are a fan of derring-do and Andy McNab. I am going to be telling everyone to buy it’
Rob Rinder, Talk Radio

About the Author

Saul David is a historian, broadcaster and the author of several critically acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction. His history books have been shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature and variously named a Waterstones Military History Book of the Year and an Amazon History Book of the Year. He is Professor of Military History at the University of Buckingham.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Collins (26 May 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 528 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0008394563
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0008394561
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 3.4 x 19.8 cm
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I found this book very interesting and informative. It is a gripping story and an accomplished act of story telling.
Britain's Speciial Boat Service was founded in 1940 and became the model for all Speciial Forces. If you are a fan of derring-do and Andy McNab it's a must read!!!
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