BBC Series on the SAS

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BBC Series on the SAS

Post by Cone » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:30 pm

All, I had to share this.

Anyone who hasn't watched BBC4 s series on how the SAS formed and their part in the second world war needs to before BBC remove it from iplayer.

Absolutely phenomenal, however the last episode does contain some rather shocking war footage.

SAS: Who Dares Wins

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Post by Flintlock » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:51 pm

Yep - watched it - Col Paddy Mayne was a fierce man - thank god he was on our side

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Re: BBC Series on the SAS

Post by Nigel » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:44 pm

Brilliant series and the last episode was rather sobering :ohmy:

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Re: BBC Series on the SAS

Post by Old Git Ray » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:12 pm

A few years ago I had the privelege of being lent the big memoirs book (shown in one of the episodes) by Johnny Coopers son.

I read the account of Paddy Main's refused submission for a VC. It is completely mind blowing and frankly incredible that it was refused.

A classic piccy from the book:
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Re: BBC Series on the SAS

Post by herman » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:17 pm

A long gone mentor of mine was International brigade then fought with Tito then onto the first of the SAS. Interesting chap!
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Re: BBC Series on the SAS

Post by The Sarge » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:47 pm

Flintlock wrote:Yep - watched it - Col Paddy Mayne was a fierce man - thank god he was on our side
Died in a simple RTA near Netwonards, what a waste after all that :pinch:

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Re: BBC Series on the SAS

Post by simonw » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:59 pm

The book which goes with the series is a great read too, as is their first doctor's account of life with the Regiment when it was first formed:

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Re: BBC Series on the SAS

Post by BigRedUn » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:52 pm

You were lucky to get to see it, not many do.

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