SAS Shadow Raiders

SAS Shadow Raiders

From bestselling true military author Damien Lewis: the incredible story of the radar wars, Britain's most secret battle. 'Nail-biting action all the way - the explosive true story' - Mark 'Billy' Billingham 'A true story that reads better than any thriller' - Dan Snow 'One of the most important special forces books written. It traces the daring, ingenuity and sheer courage that is the foundation of the modern service' - Colonel Tim Collins In the winter of 1941 an alien-seeming object was captured in a death-defying dash by an RAF reconnaissance pilot flying a lone unarmed Spitfire across the French coast. Balanced upon the cliffs near Le Havre was what appeared to be a giant convex dish, directed across the Channel at the war-torn British coastline. With Britain's cities being pounded by fearsome bombing raids, teams of experts studied the photograph worriedly. Might the dish constitute a highly secret form of radar - one that had the capacity to tip the balance of the war decisively in the enemy's favour? If so, Nazi Germany would have leapfrogged British technology many-fold. A top-secret mission was devised to steal what had become known as the 'Wurzburg Dish' after Enigma intercepted coded German messages. Appropriately christened Operation Biting, this was to be the first-ever Allied raid using airborne forces. Commanded by legendary Major John 'Johnny' Frost, he demanded blind loyalty from his band of piratical raiders. 'A wild crew ... they looked horrible,' he admitted. Each and every rehearsal had proved disastrous; it was a suicide mission in all but name. On the French coast agents of the Special Operations Executive - Churchill's shadowy ministry for ungentlemanly warfare - risked all to map the target's defences. At the eleventh hour, two unwelcome additions joined Frosts's crew. One was a shadowy German cloaked in mystery; the other a British radar specialist who could not be allowed to fall into enemy hands. Relying on files declassified for the purposes of writing this book, eyewitness testimony, and working with the families of key figures involved, Lewis reveals an untold epic of daring, ruthless rule-breaking and ferocity, coupled with bravery and ingenuity beyond measure. The results of Operation Biting would resonate throughout the war and beyond, changing the course of twentieth-century history.

Download Now

Author
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date
ISBN 1787475212
Pages 352 pages
Rating 4/5 (12 users)

More Books:

SAS Shadow Raiders
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Damien Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From bestselling true military author Damien Lewis: the incredible story of the radar wars, Britain's most secret battle. 'Nail-biting action all the way - the
SAS Brothers in Arms
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Damien Lewis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-10-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Damien Lewis's new bestseller tells the action-packed, riveting story of the band of mavericks and visionaries who made the SAS. Using hitherto untold stories a
SAS Great Escapes
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Damien Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK

SAS Great Escapes tells the story of seven of the most dramatic and daring escapes executed during WWII by what is arguably the world's most famous military fig
SAS Band of Brothers
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Damien Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-29 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'Riveting. Extraordinary. A real-life thriller.' Dan Snow 'Truly revelatory. The SAS at their very finest in WWII, and after, hunting down the Nazi war criminal
Summary of Damien Lewis's Churchill's Shadow Raiders
Language: en
Pages: 39
Authors: Everest Media,
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-02T22:59:00Z - Publisher: Everest Media LLC

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The six men were wedged into the aircraft’s narrow hold like the pr
The Flame of Resistance
Language: en
Pages: 540
Authors: Damien Lewis
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-26 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'I have always been fascinated by that charismatic hero of the Resistance, Josephine Baker, but it turns out I didn't know the half of it. Lewis' story-telling
Night of the Bayonets
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Eric Lee
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-01 - Publisher: Greenhill Books

"A spellbinding tale of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.” - Damien Lewis, author of SAS Shadow Raiders: The Ultra-Secret Mission that Changed th
SAS Bravo Three Zero
Language: en
Pages: 329
Authors: Damien Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-28 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'An incredible story, and so well told' Bear Grylls 'A must read. Honesty, integrity and real experience that puts you in the thick of the action.' Billy Billin
Churchill's Shadow Raiders
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Damien Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-29 - Publisher: National Geographic Books

Now in paperback from award-winning war reporter and internationally bestselling author Damien Lewis, a blistering account of one of the most daring raids of WW
SAS: The Autobiography
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Jon E. Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-23 - Publisher: Hachette UK

SAS: The Autobiography is the story of the world's most famous special forces regiment by those who truly know it - the troopers and officers themselves. From t