A rare glimpse of operations by the SAS in Africa The very nature of Special Forces cloaks their operations in secrecy, so any new account of operations is particularly welcome. – Highly Recommended
NAME: Secret SAS Missions in Africa, C Squadron's Counter-Terrorist Operations 1968-1980 FILE: R2855 AUTHOR: Michael Graham PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 200 PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Cold War, post colonial wars, terrorism, counter-terrorist, Special Forces, British Army, Special Air Service, Africa, communists, UDI
IMAGE: B2855.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yvdxmslk LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A rare glimpse of operations by the SAS in Africa The very nature of Special Forces cloaks their operations in secrecy, so any new account of operations is particularly welcome. – Highly Recommended The Cold War was a period of many relatively small but very hot wars as the USSR and US fought through surrogates. Africa was a favourite location for several reasons. One was that news of what was happening could be better contained there. However, a major factor was the mess left by hastily and ill-planned decolonisation. As the European nations withdrew, they left prosperous and peaceful countries with a power vacuum that was quickly occupied by tyrants and corrupt political structures that were easy targets for communist agitation. This unstable situation was to see the SAS involved, virtually continuously, between 1968 and 1980 in counter-terrorist operations that were not reported at the time and have received little coverage since. This has been corrected by this intriguing book, written by a seasoned former senior member of C Squadron SAS. The absorbing story is supported by some very rare photographic images in illustration.