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SBS: Special Boat Squadron

SBS: Special Boat Squadron

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by Gale, Iain | Fiction & related items
Published 13/04/2023 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 352 pages
128 x 198 x 24mm | 248g

A historical adventure chronicling the exploits of the Special Boat Squadron, the seaborne raiders who, by strength and guile, carried out World War Two's most daring covert operations.

From this moment on, you and your men, you don't exist.

Formed in the darkest hours of the Second World War, as nation after nation fell before the unstoppable Axis advance, the task of the SBS was to strike back at an enemy no army could meet in the field. Trained in sabotage and surveillance, the Special Boat Squadron raided deep behind enemy lines, sowing chaos and capturing much-needed intelligence. Soldiers, adventurers and rogues, their methods were unorthodox, their success rate unprecedented.

Operation Anglo, 31 August 1942.

Beneath the waves of the Mediterranean, HMS Traveller closes in on the coast of Rhodes. Aboard, eight SBS commandos check their weapons as they prepare to infiltrate and sabotage two Axis bomber fields. Only two of the eight commandos will make it back alive. Ex-Black Watch Sgt Jim Hunter will be one of the lucky ones, but what he will face next will make Operation Anglo look like a cakewalk.

Reviewers on Iain Gale:'A fast fit fighting yarn that transports you to the deadly hillsides of wartime Crete.' Quentin Letts on SBS 'A powerful novel of men at war. A triumph.' Bernard Cornwell on Four Days in June 'Very exciting.' Daily Telegraph on the Jack Steele series

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