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SAS Brothers in Arms, by Damien Lewis

SAS Brothers in Arms, by Damien Lewis

Stirling and Mayne are to the fore in this extraordinary story.

SAS Brothers in Arms is a fascinating character study of the men who founded the SAS and the desert war they fought during WW II. Lewis follows the development of the SAS from a parachute unit to its adoption of vehicles to take them to their targets. Developing...

Episode 37

Episode 37

Damien Lewis on Josephine Baker, the Flame of Resistance in WW2 | RSS.com

The Flame of Resistance, by Damien Lewis

The Flame of Resistance, by Damien Lewis

This is an extraordinary story about an extraordinary woman.

The Flame of Resistance is part biography of Josephine Baker and part history of the British and French Secret Services in World War Two. The book focuses on the intelligence war fought across French North Africa, painting both a romantic and brutal portrait of the...

Bravo Three Zero with Des Powell

Bravo Three Zero with Des Powell

Head to Waterstones, Cambridge on Remembrance Day, from 18:00-19:30  For the first time, Cambridgeshire SAS veteran, and second in command of Bravo Three Zero, Des Powell reveals their story. This year is the 80th anniversary year of the SAS and 30 years since the...

We Happy Few: Damien Lewis, interviewed by Special Project Warrant Officer Paul Hughes

SAS: Band of Brothers, by Damien Lewis.

The Last Stand of the SAS and the Hunt for their Nazi Killers.
Evelyn Webb-Carter

When I first saw this book, I thought it was another generic book on the SAS, which would join a long list of similar publications. How wrong I was. This is a thrilling and very specific book, and the clue that it is not a general account of the SAS lies in the...

Podcasts featuring Damien

Podcasts featuring Damien

Damien features on a number of podcasts discussing his work, which you can find here

Damien features on a number of podcasts and interviews, discussing his work, which you can find here:  History Hit on Acast Midas Culture Shot podcast with Sky News editor Ben Monro-Davies on Spotify BBC Radio 5 Interview on SAS Band of Brothers - Start: 2h19m. Second...

Part Three: The Shameful War Crime.

Part Three: The Shameful War Crime.

Having parachuted into occupied France in July 1944, the men of the elite SABU-70 SAS unit were betrayed, captured by the Gestapo and tortured.

Sunlight filtered through the woodland as the first of the SAS  captives - troopers Billy Young, Joe Walker, Pat Barker and Sergeant Thomas Varey - were lined up by armed German guards. Driven in army trucks from Paris, where they'd been held at Gestapo's HQ, there...

Part Two: Betrayed and Captured.

Part Two: Betrayed and Captured.

In the second excerpt of Damien's new book, SAS: Band of Brothers, we learn of the elite group's next deadly operation in Occupied France.

Staring down the barrel of the 9mm pistol, Serge Vaculik felt his innards turn to ice. He had to hope the Gestapo officer was bluffing, although it didn’t look that way. There was spittle at the corners of his mouth, like a rabid dog.  SS Hauptsturmführer Richard...