On Patrol with the SAS: Sleeping with Your Ears Open

On Patrol with the SAS: Sleeping with Your Ears Open

On Patrol with the SAS: Sleeping with Your Ears Open

On Patrol with the SAS: Sleeping with Your Ears Open

Synopsis

Offering a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of the military, this account explores the men of the Australian Army's Special Air Services regiment. The chapters provide a clear insight into the rigors of the SAS selection process and training. In raw and brutal detail, the narrative concludes with a graphic depiction of combat behind enemy lines in Borneo and South Vietnam.

Excerpt

When I was approached by my publishers to write a book about the Australian Special Air Service (SAS) it was very clear right from the outset that it would not be a history of the SAS. That task had already been done most capably by the well-known historian and fellow author Dr David Horner, in his very highly regarded book SAS: Phantoms of the Jungle. Indeed, I commend serious students of Australian Special Forces to read David Horner's book as it is a very faithful and complete work.

My intention in this book is to take you, the reader, on patrol with the SAS. The most recent operations which allow a look at what the SAS do on a patrol are those in Borneo and in South Viet Nam. The chapter headings will show you where we are going but, before we take this long patrol, it is important that we briefly look at the purpose and role of the SAS and quickly debunk a few myths, lies and legends about the men and the organisation.

When people use the phrase 'Special Air Service' many images immediately spring to mind of the men who are entitled to wear a sandy-coloured beret with the winged dagger emblem of the Special Air Service Regiment and its motto 'Who dares wins'. It is a badge of . . .

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