In 1942 the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the war. Beyond top secret, deniable in the extreme (and of course enjoying Churchill's enthusiastic blessing), this is one of the most remarkable stories of wartime lawlessness, eccentricity and raw courage in the face of impossible odds - a thoroughly British undertaking.
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APACHE DAWN: ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED, NEVER OUTGUNNED
The Apache attack helicopter is the British Army's most awesome weapons system. Deployed for the first time in Afghanistan, it has already passed into legend. The only thing more incredible than the Apache itself are the pilots that fly her. For the first time, Apache Dawn tells their story - and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle of Helmand province.
CHURCHILL'S SECRET WARRIORS
In the winter of 1939, Britain's wartime leader, Winston Churchill, called for the development of a completely new kind of warfare. He recruited a band of free-thinking warriors to become the first secret operatives to strike behind enemy lines, offering these volunteers nothing but the potential for glory and all-but-certain death.
A DOG CALLED HOPE
Special Forces soldier Jason Morgan was left crippled by a mission that went wrong. This is the story of how Napal, a black Labrador service dog, enabled Jason to rebuild his life, and to find true peace against all the odds.
JUDY: A DOG IN A MILLION
Judy, the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW. Her incredible story is one of the most inspiring tales you will ever read.
This is the incredible true story of Operation Relentless, a top-secret mission to entrap Viktor Bout - known as the 'Merchant of Death' - a ruthless criminal and the world's foremost arms dealer. The story ranges from the steamy jungles of Colombia to the ice-bound streets of Moscow.
SAS ITALIAN JOB: THE SECRET MISSION TO STORM A FORBIDDEN NAZI FORTRESS
In the hard-fought winter of 1944, the Allies advanced northwards through Italy but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were parachuted in, in an effort to break the deadlock. Their mission: to penetrate deep into enemy territory and lay waste to the Germans' impregnable headquarters. At the 11th hour, mission commanders radioed for David 'The Mad Piper' Kilpatrick to be flown in, resplendent in his tartan kilt. They wanted this fearless war hero to lead the assault, piping 'Highland Laddie' as he went - so leaving an indelible British signature to deter Nazi reprisals. As the column of raiders formed up, there was shocking news. High command radioed through an order to stand down, having assessed the chances of success at little more than zero. But in defiance of orders, and come hell or high water, they were going in.
SAS SHADOW RAIDERS: THE ULTRA-SECRET MISSION THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WWII
In the winter of 1941 an alien-seeming object was captured in a death-defying dash by an RAF reconnaissance pilot flying a lone unarmed Spitfire across the French coast. Balanced upon the cliffs near Le Havre was what appeared to be a giant convex dish, directed across the Channel at the war-torn British coastline. A top-secret mission was devised to steal what had become known as the 'Wurzburg Dish' after Enigma intercepted coded German messages. Appropriately christened Operation Biting, this was to be the first-ever Allied raid using airborne forces. Relying on files declassified for the purposes of writing this book, eyewitness testimony and working with the families of key figures involved, Lewis reveals an untold epic of daring, ruthless rule-breaking and ferocity, coupled with bravery and ingenuity beyond measure.
In the winter of 1939 two loners met and began an extraordinary journey together. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled the approaching Nazi forces. The other, a lost soul of a different sort - a Czech airman, flying for the French Air Force but soon to be bound for the RAF and the country that he would call home.