The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers
The Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken
SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the war. Beyond top secret, deniable in the extreme (and of course enjoying Churchill's enthusiastic blessing), this is one of the most remarkable stories of wartime lawlessness, eccentricity and raw courage in the face of impossible odds - a thoroughly British undertaking.
What unfolded - the longest mission ever undertaken by Allied special forces - was an epic of daring, courage, tragedy and survival that remains unrivalled to this day, and which rightly became a foundation stone of Special Forces legend. Written with Lewis's signature authenticity and dramatic verve, SAS Ghost Patrol is peopled by a cast of the utterly maverick and the extraordinary. In its quirky eccentricities and outrageous rule-breaking, this is a story that only the British could have authored, and with such panache and aplomb. It may read like the stuff of impossible myth or folklore, but every single word is true.
Words are simply not enough to express the quality and performance of this publication in audio form. Well written, very well performed it portrays actual events with exceptional clarity and prose to enable to listener (reader) to be part of the special operations that took place in 1942.
Must have in any war history audible library.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
It's more than likely that this is not your first Damien Lewis book. You will, therefore know what to expect by now; a well-told tale of daring, courage and bravery amongst seemingly hopeless odds and Ghost Patrol certainly doesn't disappoint here.
But although the incredible true story of the commando raids on the North African coast provide an almost unbelieveably exciting read/listen, their authenticity is beyond doubt. There is no need to embelish any word of their stories with novel-esque adrenaline; it's all true and that's what makes the book such a gripping and important piece of history-writing.
Another masterpiece from Damien.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
more dynamics than one straight listen can take in, a tale of extreme courage, tenacity and moral fortitude, well done
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I wasn’t familiar with the Tobruk raid, so it kept me guessing till it became obvious. I enjoyed the narrator’s delivery, which I found exciting. The only gripe I had was the repeated use of the “unleash hell” phrase, which started to irritate a bit. But that was certainly not enough to detract from a good yarn.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The almost suicidal and historic, behind enemy lines, raid on Tobruk by (in those days) unconventional raiding parties. The precursors of our “Special Forces” of today.
Ordinary guys doing extraordinary things, who didn’t have any of the luxury of equipment, technology and medivac available today. And slim chances of returning in the event of a mishap. But they went anyway.
Well read and full of first hand accounts by those who got back.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Having read the other 3 audio books by Damien Lewis on ww2 special forces. All of which were amazing. This is of course another great listen
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
needs 2 b read at least twice. unbelievable story, sad one 2 many dead for nothing substantial
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Fantastic book which I’ve looked at several times but due to busy schedule found no time to read I listened instead and have to say I was hooked I painted a fence whilst listening Who says men can multitask?
Fantastically written and read book
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed this audio book. The story was well read, clearly spoken and was pleasant to the ears.
Extremely well written and brilliantly narrated, this story carries us from the very beginnings of what became an enormously ambitious, multi unit mission. The characters are described in a way you feel you know them and the twists and Turns of the events, kept secret for decades, unfold at an increasingly intense pace to the end. This is a fitting tribute to the remarkable valour of the men who were willing to give all to rid the world of Nazi tyranny.
Great book detailing the actions of elite forces and secret operations during the war in the desert.
Absolutely unbelievable stuff, very determined men that are the absolute most courageous humans going, I have the utmost respect for these brilliant men. If you love great War Stories of Fact and what Soldiers did for their Country and the rest of the world ,would definitely be a great listen, Lest We Forget. RIP