THE SAS COMBAT HANDBOOK
Author: Jon E. Lewis, editor
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Feb 2002
An action-packed guide to SAS tactics as well as those of other crack organizations, such as the U.S. Army?s Delta Force & Green Berets. B&W illus; 7x9 inches, 512 pgs.
Fighting tactics of the world?s most rugged soldiers.
Over the past six decades, the British Army?s Special Air Service Brigade?developed during World War II as a long-range commando unit to attack targets deep in enemy territory?has more than earned its reputation as the world?s toughest fighting outfit. The SAS Combat Handbook is an action-packed guide to SAS tactics as well as those of other crack organizations, such as the U.S. Army?s Delta Force and Green Berets.
Here you?ll learn all about combat tactics in hostile environments from the Sahara to the Artic; evasion, capture, and escape routines; health and medical skills; hijack and hostage rescue; landings and raids in hostile territory; personal skills, such as navigation, combat tracking, and hazard avoidance; wilderness survival, from improvising tools to finding food; plus accounts of SAS actions worldwide, including key battles in Oman, the Falklands, and the Persian Gulf.
Revealing the heroism and skill needed to become an elite soldier, this gripping book likewise provides an unforgettable picture of men at war.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jon E. Lewis is an expert in warfare and military history. He lives in England.