____________________'As vivid and compelling as the best adventure thriller, and a fitting tribute to a small band of men who became heroes' ANDY MCNAB 'Gripping, revealing and extraordinarily well-researched, this is a riveting new account of a little known but crucial war' SIR RANULPH FIENNES____________________Dawn. 19 July 1972. A force of nearly three hundred heavily armed, well-trained guerrillas launches a surprise attack on the small fishing village of Mirbat.
All that stands in their way is a troop of just nine SAS, aided only by an elite band of fighter pilots overhead. Two years earlier a Communist rebellion had threatened the Arabian Peninsula, in the strategically critical Sultanate of Oman.
Following a covert intelligence mission, 22 SAS deployed their largest ever assault force against the rebels. But this was to be a bitter and hard-fought campaign culminating the Battle of Mirbat which would become a defining moment for the Regiment.
Their heroism that day would remain part of the SAS legend for ever.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/03/2012
- Category: Middle Eastern history
- ISBN: 9780552160216
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