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The Inside Story Of Australia's Special Forces By Ian McPhedran
382-page paperback published by Harper Collins, 2007.
Who Dares Wins
For the soldiers and officers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. This is their professional motto and a creed that shapes their lives. The SAS is among the world's most respected special forces units. A crack team of men from the Australian Defence Force who handle the most difficult, strategically sensitive, and dangerous military tasks.
Now, the AMAZING SAS provides a thrilling insight into Australia's SAS soldiers the selection and training. Includes fascinating details about SAS deployments: East Timor, the 2000 Olympic games, the Tampa, the Afghanistan campaign and the regiment's action-packed mission in Iraq. The AMAZING SAS draws on interviews with General Peter Cosgrove, Prime Minister John Howard, Chief of Army Lieutenant General Peter Leahy, former SAS commanding officers Gus Gilmore and Tim McOwan, and many SAS soldiers and officers.
'A snapshot of Australia's elite fighting force in the field' - Australian Defence Magazine 'This is a comprehensive history of three campaigns ... A well-paced and fact-packed account' - Canberra Times 'Little of value - here or in Britain - has been written about the SAS. Ian McPhedran's The Amazing SAS is a notable exception' - the Bulletin 'Gripping reading' - Sun-Herald.