Daring missions, covert operations, and the dark secrets of world’ s bravest elite fighting units are revealed by the gripping stories of their special operations throughout history. 25 incredible case studies are explored using historical sources, personal narratives, illustrations, photographs, and fact boxes making this book both intellectually and visually gripping. From the Spartans of Ancient Greece to the modern-day SAS and Navy SEALs, the secrets and lies of the units are exposed, showing what is needed to make a supreme military unit.
This book is part of a two-part series, also including: Secrets & Lies of Military Intelligence.
HOWARD WATSON is a writer and editor who has written factual books for both adults and children, including The Atlas of History’s Greatest Heroes and Villains (Metro, 2013) and Awesome Facts (Igloo, 2008). He has contributed to a range of websites, magazines and newspapers, including the Independent. As an editor, he specializes in history, crime and politics, as well as biographical works.