Half a century after his death, Lt Col. Robert Blair Mayne is still regarded as one of the greatest soldiers in the history of military special operations. He was the most decorated British soldier of the Second World War, receiving four DSOs, the Croix de Guerre, and the Legion d'honneur, and he pioneered tactics used today by the SAS and other special operations units worldwide. Rogue Warrior of the SAS tells the remarkable life story of "Colonel Paddy," whose exceptional physical strength and uniquely swift reflexes made him a fearsome opponent. But his unorthodox rules of war and his resentment of authority would deny him the ultimate accolade of the Victoria Cross. Drawing on personal letters and family papers, declassified SAS files and records, together with the Official SAS Diary compiled in wartime and eyewitness accounts, this is the true story of the soldier.
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Title: Rogue Warrior of the S.A.S.: Lt.Col.Paddy Blair Mayne, D.S.O.
Author(s): Roy Bradford, Martin Dillon
ISBN: 0-09-960450-7 / 978-0-09-960450-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK
October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition