GAVIN Mortimer, one of the foremost experts on wartime British Special Forces, has produced a unique and fascinating collection of accounts exploring the history of the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG).

SASBOOK2Established in June 1940, the group was the inspiration of scientist and soldier Major Ralph Bagnold. Mortimer takes the reader from the founding of the LRDG, through its treacherous journey across the Egyptian Sand Sea and beyond, offering a glimpse into the heart of this courageous organisation, whose valiant contribution to the war effort can now finally be recognised and appreciated.

Gavin Mortimer has written a number of books on the subject and has lectured on the SAS in the Second World War at the National Army Museum.

The Men Who Made the SAS is available in paperback for £9.99.

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