SAS Ghost Patrol by Damien Lewis audiobook

SAS Ghost Patrol: The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed as Nazi Stormtroopers

By Damien Lewis
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An "amazing" account of Britain's most audacious act of subterfuge in WWII: an undercover raid of Rommel's stronghold in Tobruk (The Daily Mirror). On a scorching September day in 1942, the Special Air Service (SAS), a special forces unit of the British Army, pulled off one of the most daring, top-secret ruses of the Second World War. The plan (sanctioned by Churchill): cover a grueling two thousand miles of the Sahara desert to attack German general Erwin Rommel's seemingly impregnable port fortress in North Africa from the rear to break free and arm more than thirty thousand Allied POWs. Led by Captain Herbert Buck and posing as Afrika Korps soldiers, complete with German uniforms and weaponry, the crew broke into the enemy stronghold Trojan Horse-style as part of the coordinated attack on Tobruk. "Intensively researched . . . powerfully written," and culled from the private diaries of the do-or-die maverick heroes, this extraordinary story of the sneak attack on the notorious Desert Fox is more thrilling than any fiction. A bold, outrageous, and rule-shattering mission impossible, SAS Ghost Patrol is "one of the great untold stories of WWII" (Bear Grylls).

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An "amazing" account of Britain's most audacious act of subterfuge in WWII: an undercover raid of Rommel's stronghold in Tobruk (The Daily Mirror).

On a scorching September day in 1942, the Special Air Service (SAS), a special forces unit of the British Army, pulled off one of the most daring, top-secret ruses of the Second World War. The plan (sanctioned by Churchill): cover a grueling two thousand miles of the Sahara desert to attack German general Erwin Rommel's seemingly impregnable port fortress in North Africa from the rear to break free and arm more than thirty thousand Allied POWs. Led by Captain Herbert Buck and posing as Afrika Korps soldiers, complete with German uniforms and weaponry, the crew broke into the enemy stronghold Trojan Horse-style as part of the coordinated attack on Tobruk.

"Intensively researched . . . powerfully written," and culled from the private diaries of the do-or-die maverick heroes, this extraordinary story of the sneak attack on the notorious Desert Fox is more thrilling than any fiction. A bold, outrageous, and rule-shattering mission impossible, SAS Ghost Patrol is "one of the great untold stories of WWII" (Bear Grylls).

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Author Bio: Damien Lewis

Author Bio: Damien Lewis

Damien Lewis is an award-winning writer who spent twenty years reporting from war, disaster, and conflict zones for the BBC and other global news organizations. He is the bestselling author of more than twenty books, many of which are being adapted into films or television series, including military history, thrillers, and several acclaimed memoirs about military working dogs.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English