Secret SAS Missions in Africa

Secret SAS Missions in Africa

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Secret SAS Missions in Africa

C Squadron’s Counter-Terrorist Operations 1968–1980




Author:Michael Graham
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:6" x 9.5"
Pages:208
Photos:32 black and white illustrations
Publisher:Pen and Sword Military
ISBN:9781526748447
Item No. 9781526748447



This fascinating book is the first to cover the little known C Squadron of the Special Air Service. Operating in East Africa, the Squadron was involved in almost continuous counter communist terrorist operations over the period 1968 to 1980.In the unstable final stages of British colonial and white rule, the Squadron was never short of action. African nationalist movements, backed by Russia’s and China’s direct and indirect support posed a constant and deadly threat to the existing regimes. Small highly trained detachments of the SAS with highly developed bush warfare skills proved devastatingly effective and achieved results out of all proportion to their size. Often their enemies believed that they were facing rival factions and turned on each other. The inevitable involvement of African wildlife adds an extra dimension of excitementWritten by a seasoned former senior member of C Squadron, Secret SAS Missions in Africa paints a graphic and thrilling account of their covert operations and the colorful characters that undertook them.