HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.
Hide this

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS,…
Indlæser...

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces… (original 2016; udgave 2016)

af Ben Macintyre (Forfatter)

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
54810533,741 (4.04)71
Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage their airplanes and supplies. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS's remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most.--Adapted from dust jacket and publisher description.… (mere)
Medlem:rufusraider
Titel:Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
Forfattere:Ben Macintyre (Forfatter)
Info:Crown (2016), 400 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:****
Nøgleord:nonfiction, military history

Detaljer om værket

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War af Ben Macintyre (2016)

  1. 00
    The Phantom Major: The Story of David Stirling and the SAS Regiment af Virginia Cowles (Anonym bruger)
    Anonym bruger: Written just 15 years after the events based on extensive first-person interviews.
  2. 00
    Inside the Green Berets af Charles M. Simpson (Omnigeek)
  3. 00
    Bravo to nul af Andy McNab (Omnigeek)
Ingen
Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 71 omtaler

Engelsk (107)  Piratisk (1)  Hollandsk (1)  Spansk (1)  Alle sprog (110)
Viser 1-5 af 110 (næste | vis alle)
I might imagine that most people today, thinking about the on-going wars around the globe, might think that unconventional fighters, shifting in and out of the field of combat, blending in with the civilian population, as well as Special Forces, Navy Seals, insurgencies, and guerrilla tactics are all the norm when it comes to the way the armed conflicts are fought. But as Ben Macintyre makes clear in "Rogue Heroes", that really wasn't the norm in the past. Through history, there were the formal battle formations of the Roman Legions, British Redcoats marching in tight formation in battles at the end of the 18th Century, the massing of thousands of troops in opposition to each other, etc. as the way of the past.

Macintyre describes a British WWII innovation in fighting techniques, e.g., the idea of small bands of highly trained elite troops, each with special skills and stealthy techniques being inserted behind enemy lines. That innovation is the subject of the book, and owes its start to Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) and the vision of a young British officer named David Stirling. Macintyre's book tells the story of the original SAS men and their deeds and successes, beginning primarily as saboteurs in North Africa during World War II, harassing Rommel's desert forces. Success bred success, and the SAS was expanded and given additional responsibility, and eventually was copied by other fighting forces around the world. Macintyre does an excellent job in telling this story of innovation, skill and bravery of those original men.
( )
  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
This is a fairly thrilling account of the founding and actions of Britain's special forces during World War II. It is, by the very nature of its source material, gripping and exciting stuff. Macintyre is thorough (perhaps a bit too much), but the book seems determined to make sure that all who fought and died are remembered as much as possible; so while the account might drag on a bit at times, it certainly feels complete and, to an extent, definitive. I wouldn't be able to give you an accurate accounting of everything that happened (because of the wide range of activities described over a good third of the earth's surface), but I bet I could keep you enthralled a while. ( )
  kaitwallas | May 21, 2021 |
De Britse Special Air Service (SAS), opgericht in de zomer van 1941, beoefende een krijgskunst die nu niet meer is weg te denken in de moderne oorlogsvoering. Wat begon als een kleine groep onverschrokken soldaten die verrassingsaanvallen uitvoerde achter de vijandelijke linies, groeide uit tot de meest gevreesde commando-eenheid van de Tweede Wereldoorlog en werd het voorbeeld van de moderne Special Forces als de Amerikaanse Delta Force en Navy SEALS. Er zijn al heel wat boeken geschreven over de SAS, maar Ben Mcintyre, columnist en redacteur voor The Times, kreeg voor het eerst als buitenstaander toegang tot het archief van de SAS, inbegrepen het 'SAS War Diary', een uitzonderlijke verzameling oorspronkelijke documenten die nooit eerder werden vrijgegeven. Het resultaat is een uiterst boeiend verslag, waarbij de cruciale gebeurtenissen van weleer en de sleutelfiguren uit de beginperiode centraal staan. Een van de betere publicaties over dit onderwerp. ( )
  grbve | Jul 23, 2020 |
A great, highly detailed history that reads like good fiction. Well researched, well written and well worth the read! ( )
  Paul-the-well-read | Apr 18, 2020 |
Great book. Well researched and interesting. I enjoyed it start to finish. Opens you eyes to one of the different arenas of WWII . ( )
  ikeman100 | Jun 24, 2019 |
Viser 1-5 af 110 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse

» Tilføj andre forfattere

Forfatter navnRolleHvilken slags forfatterVærk?Status
Ben Macintyreprimær forfatteralle udgaverberegnet
Slim, JohnForordmedforfatteralle udgaverbekræftet
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige steder
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige begivenheder
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Beslægtede film
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Indskrift
Tilegnelse
Første ord
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originalsprog
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk

Ingen

Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage their airplanes and supplies. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS's remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most.--Adapted from dust jacket and publisher description.

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Ben Macintyre's book Rogue Heroes was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (4.04)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3 28
3.5 11
4 69
4.5 16
5 36

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 162,438,086 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig