1st ed., 1957. Xiii + 240 pp., frontis., + 21 photo-plates + 3 maps. D.j., 20 x 14cm. A little loss to spine of d.j., Tipp-Ex to owner's label on f.f.e.p., (blank) o/w V.G. In this book the author tells the story of his own part in the various European actions of the Special Air Service during World War II. After gruelling training the author's section was detailed to take part in a night attack on Sicilian shore batteries. This attack far exceeded its original purpose and the SAS, instead of being withdrawn were thrown in for a further and equally successful attack. The first operation had established the reputation that was to remain with them and precede them wherever they went. After a course of parachute training and initiative tests, the author and his party were dropped, with jeeps, near Auxerre in central France where, in close contact with the Maquis, they toured the countryside, devastating German and pro-German troops. The author selects some tremendous stories of bravery from this period of fighting. A speedy and vivid account.