Desert Raids With The SAS, The Wartime Experiences Of Major Anthony Hough, Action, Capture and Escape

An exciting ‘Boys Own’ story of SAS operations in North Africa, capture and internment in an Italian POW camp, escape back to the fight and Town Major in occupied Germany at the end of WWII. The SAS has always been surrounded by mystery by the very nature of its purpose as a covert Special Force. This book lifts the lid on the exciting career of one officer before, during, and after SAS service. Very Highly Recommended

NAME:  Desert Raids With The SAS, The Wartime Experiences Of Major Anthony 
Hough, Action, Capture and Escape
FILE: R3318
AUTHOR: Gerald Hough
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £19.99                                                
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   World War II, World War 2, Second World War, WWII, covert operations, 
secret agents, SAS, reconnaissance, desert campaign, Sahara, North Africa, Afrika 
Korps, raids, capture, escape

ISBN: 1-39900-722-X

PAGES: 161, 16 page b&w photo plate section and regional map
IMAGE: B3318.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: An exciting 'Boys Own' story of SAS operations in North Africa, 
capture and internment in an Italian POW camp, escape back to the fight and Town 
Major in occupied Germany at the end of WWII. The SAS has always been 
surrounded by mystery by the very nature of its purpose as a covert Special Force. 
This book lifts the lid on the exciting career of one officer before, during, and after
 SAS service.  Very Highly Recommended

The story of Major Anthony Hough is provided by his memoirs of action, capture and escape, as presented by his son. It is an extraordinary wartime career that culminated as a Town Major in Occupied Germany. In the process, it lifts the lid on SAS operations in North Africa.

The start of the action section was inauspicious as Major Hough was thrown into the fight against Rommel and the Afrika Korps with The Rifles. Under-gunned and deployed against an already seasoned Afrika Korps, The Rifles suffered heavy casualties and frequent retreats. Hough then joined the young SAS to participate in their daring operations. The SAS, like the LRDG, specialized in covert operations deep behind enemy lines and were particularly adept at destroying aircraft on the ground, and supply dumps, to the considerable inconvenience of the enemy.

Capture was not to halt the story of the Major. He survived the deprivations of incarceration in an Italian POW camp before escaping with a fellow prisoner. The three month ordeal on the run saw the escapees aided by brave Italians who helped them to evade recapture and eventual escape through the lines to Allied troops.

From there he saw service in Northern Europe and service as part of the Allied Occupation Administration in Germany. This is not only a valuable addition to our knowledge of WWII, but also a cracking read of adventure and triumph against the odds.