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THE ELITE
The Story of the Rhodesian S.A.S.
Barbara Cole

Paperback, new (originals publishers stock).

Comes with our DVD THE ELITE

The Rhodesian Special Air Service, one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world. operated almost exclusively across the border during the long bitter bush war, undertaking deep-penetration missions against insurgents being harbored inside neighboring Mozambique and Zambia. There were missions into Botswana too, and at one stage. they were operating without benefit of passport in all three neighboring black territories at the same time. Long before the war escalated and the whole region became their battlefield. secret clandestine missions across the border were undertaken by Special Air Service operation.

Later, when the situation intensified. they were responsible for some of the most audacious and highly sensitive missions of the war. Yet little is known of this highly-professional Special Force unit~ which had its beginnings in the days of the Malayan Emergency, and like its parent unit the British SAS, boasted the coveted and very apt motto, Who Dares Wins. Even before the men of the elite, carefully-selected Special Air Service mounted their most daring tasks far from home, the then Minister of Defense, Mr. Jack Howman said: "My only regret is that the exploits of the SAS cannot yet be disclosed to the public so that they can share my pride in full" Fought against the magic and madness of a changing Africa, against almost insuperable odds. against two terrorist armies who were aided and abetted by the armies of their host nations and backed by Russia and China. two of the world's superpowers, the role of the Special Air Service was unique.

The Commander of Combined Operations. Lieutenant-General Peter Walls. while reluctant to single out any one unit was to acknowledge this after the war. It is this unique story that the writer set out to discover, and this book - the first ever released to fully detail the secret exploits of the elite Regiment - has been based on rare interviews with the very people involved in the SAS many and varied operations. the heroes of an era. Some of their exploits may seem far-fetched. even impossible. but then. truth is often stranger than fiction. It is a history of high-adventure and daring. courage and humanism. be it driving through the streets of a neighboring city, walking bold as brass down those of another. knocking out trains. bridges and vital installations or swooping out of the morning skies. then with the ability to hit hard and fast~ attacking and taking their leave. the devastation complete, the mission accomplished.

Nowhere was out of reach or safe from SAS attack and no target too big. The writer takes the reader from the early days in the Western Desert to the formation of the Rhodesian SAS for service in Malaya. then back to Africa where the action spans the days of the Federation. . . the UDI era. . . and finally the decolonization of Rhodesia by the British in 1980. The SAS was not in the habit of giving out medals for what was no more than expected from its operators. Outstanding deeds of gallantry were honored however. and one SAS operator and one former officer, were the only two soldiers in the security forces to have been awarded the country's highest military honor. the Grand Cross of Velour, equivalent to the Victoria Cross and the American Congressional Medal of Honor. Both held the Silver Cross of Rhodesia and one also had the Bronze Cross, making him the only holder of the "hat-trick" and thus the most decorated member of the security forces.

This book is now out-of-print

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Don't forget to check out our large range of books, videos and memorabilia items we have available. The world's finest collection of Rhodesiana today - available on the web. Please contact us with any question you might have. Visit us today at Memories of Rhodesia

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A note originality: Every effort is made to ensure the items we offer for sale are original, genuine items. This is done through the provenance of the item, known traits of originals and checking with known experts. If we have doubts as to it's antecedents we will clearly make them known.

A note on shipping: for items sent from the US to other countries our preferred method is Global Priority Mail which allows for tracking and speedy delivery, where possible. Second, by Air Mail. We use similar services from our UK and SA offices. Surface Mail is no longer offered by the US Postal Service and therefore not an option. We try to ship within 1 business day of payment. Thank you

A note on availability: Though we have one item listed, the chances are that we have additional copies available at one of other offices in the US, UK or South Africa. If we do then we usually ship from the office nearest the buyers location to ensure a speedier delivery. If you have any questions concerning availability please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

A note on our DVD products: Our DVD's are taken from original 16mm and 8mm films or VHS tapes. They are digitally captured and enhanced with the finished product being better than the original, but they are not full restorations. They remain old footage, at least 40 years old, which have often not been cared for. You are not getting Hollywood quality products! All our DVD products are fully tested before they leave our premises. We will replace any defective item within 30 days. We do ask that the original disc be returned to us first. Our DVD's are on DVD-R media, please make sure that your player is compatible with this format. Thank you.

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