2nd ed., 1995. 224 pp., cold., frontis., + 170 cold., & b&w photo-ills., & some cold., ills., maps & plans. D.j., 29 x 22cm. FINE. The Special Air Service is Britain's elite force and this book gives the most comprehensive examination of the SAS ever published. It includes 170 photographs and illustrations, 100 of them in colour, which reveal the SAS in action and in training. Accurate colour maps of SAS campaigns, from World War II to the Gulf War, illustrate the role played by this secretive force as never before. All their major operations, including Malaya, Oman, Borneo, Northern Ireland and the Falklands, are described in authoritative detail. SAS tactics are clearly explained and there is an analysis of SAS selection and training methods. The book contains profiles of notable SAS characters plus annotated colour drawings of SAS weapons.