Episode 122

SAS Debate: David Stirling – Founder or Phoney? With Gavin Mortimer & Tom Petch

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David Stirling was a great salesman, and so have we been seduced into thinking he’s not really responsible for the founding of the SAS, and it was instead his brother?

We have two distinguished historians join Ollie to debate the question. Both are previous guests of the pod, so this is your opportunity to find the truth or is the question more complicated?

Links Discussed

David Stirling: The Phoney Major, by Gavin Mortimer

2SAS: Bill Stirling and the forgotten special forces unit of World War II, by Gavin Mortimer

Speed, Aggression, Surprise, by Tom Petch