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Secret SAS missions in Africa : C Squadrons's counter-terrorist operations 1968-1980 / Michael Graham.

By: Graham, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: viii, 200 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781526712462; 1526712466.Other title: C Squadrons's counter-terrorist operations 1968-1980.Subject(s): Graham, Michael | Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service Regiment, 22nd | Special forces (Military science) -- Africa | Terrorism -- Prevention | Africa, East -- History, Military | South Africa -- History, Military | Zimbabwe -- History -- Chimurenga War, 1966-1980DDC classification: 356.16 Summary: "This fascinating book is the first to cover the little known C Squadron of the Special Air Service. Operating in Africa, the Squadron was involved in almost continuous counter communist terrorist operations over the period 1968 to 1980. In the unstable final stages of British colonial and white rule, the Squadron was never short of action. African nationalist movements, backed by Russia's and China's direct and indirect support posed a constant and deadly threat to the existing regimes. Small highly trained detachments of the SAS with highly developed bush warfare skills proved devastatingly effective and achieved results out of all proportion to their size. Often their enemies believed that they were facing rival factions and turned on each other. The inevitable involvement of African wildlife adds an extra dimension of excitement. Written by a seasoned former senior member of C Squadron, Secret SAS Missions in Africa paints a graphic and thrilling account of their covert operations and the colourful characters that undertook them"-- Publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This fascinating book is the first to cover the little known C Squadron of the Special Air Service. Operating in East Africa, the Squadron was involved in almost continuous counter communist terrorist operations over the period 1968 to 1980.

In the unstable final stages of British colonial and white rule, the Squadron was never short of action. African nationalist movements, backed by Russia's and China's direct and indirect support posed a constant and deadly threat to the existing regimes. Small highly trained detachments of the SAS with highly developed bush warfare skills proved devastatingly effective and achieved results out of all proportion to their size. Often their enemies believed that they were facing rival factions and turned on each other. The inevitable involvement of African wildlife adds an extra dimension of excitement

Written by a seasoned former senior member of C Squadron, Secret SAS Missions in East Africa paints a graphic and thrilling account of their covert operations and the colorful characters that undertook them.

"This fascinating book is the first to cover the little known C Squadron of the Special Air Service. Operating in Africa, the Squadron was involved in almost continuous counter communist terrorist operations over the period 1968 to 1980. In the unstable final stages of British colonial and white rule, the Squadron was never short of action. African nationalist movements, backed by Russia's and China's direct and indirect support posed a constant and deadly threat to the existing regimes. Small highly trained detachments of the SAS with highly developed bush warfare skills proved devastatingly effective and achieved results out of all proportion to their size. Often their enemies believed that they were facing rival factions and turned on each other. The inevitable involvement of African wildlife adds an extra dimension of excitement. Written by a seasoned former senior member of C Squadron, Secret SAS Missions in Africa paints a graphic and thrilling account of their covert operations and the colourful characters that undertook them"-- Publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Author's Notes and Acknowledgements (p. vii)
  • C Squadron SAS (p. 1)
  • SAS Africa - the Team (p. 6)
  • SAS Call Sign Sierra One Seven (p. 13)
  • Madness in Mozambique (p. 19)
  • The Chewore Ambush (p. 56)
  • The Spirit's Cave (p. 73)
  • The ZAPU Arms Cache (p. 85)
  • The Big Bang Theory (p. 93)
  • Chaos by Kayak (p. 109)
  • Sinking the Hopes of Mother Russia (p. 130)
  • The Last Rites for ZAPU (p. 152)
  • The English Lord: Richard Cecil (p. 179)
  • Rex Nyongo's Luck (p. 187)