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SAS Forged in Hell

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529413823

Price: £22

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A Waterstones Best History Book of 2023

The incredible true story of the SAS’ daring mission to liberate Europe

In the summer of 1943, the largest invasion fleet ever assembled sailed for fortress Europe, aiming to bulldoze its way onto Nazi shores. At its vanguard went a few hundred elite forces soldiers, the Royal Navy warship carrying them bearing the iconic winged dagger emblem on its prow, plus the motto ‘Who Dares Wins’.

Led by the legendary SAS commander Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne, these war-bitten, piratical raiders were tasked to do the impossible – to bludgeon their way through the most heavily defended enemy shoreline, so enabling the ensuing forces to follow on.

If they succeeded, it would mark the turning point in the war. If they failed, the consequences were unthinkable. Against all odds, outnumbered some fifty-to-one, and facing a ferocious series of cliffside defences, they would have to dare all as never before.

So begins the incredible true story of the SAS’s mission to liberate Europe.

Action-packed and filled with heroic endeavour, SAS Forged in Hell is breath-taking combat writing at its best, in true Damien Lewis style.


The real Guns of Navarone . . . Damien Lewis reveals how Paddy Mayne's SAS triumphed in their 1943 mission to blow up Nazi shore guns . . . while outnumbered fifty to one
Daily Mail
The Great SAS Train Robbery . . . as in stealing a whole train. Damien has given a step-by-step account of the top-secret breakout in his new book
Daily Mirror
Damien Lewis brings the Commander of the SAS, and the most decorated British soldier, gloriously to life. The book is full of jaw-dropping accounts of derring-do
Stratford Herald
This is the book that needs to be the basis for a film
Colonel Tim Collins OBE
Writer Damien Lewis keeps things edge-of-the-seat as usual. Expect this book like several of his others, to be snapped up by Hollywood soon.
The Radio Times