SBS The Invisible Raiders
The History of the Special Boat Squadron from World War Two to the present
by James D. Ladd
Book Club Associates, 1983, b/w plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0853685932
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear,
'Shrouded in secrecy, the SBS has hitherto been subject to much conjecture and speculation. An elite, semi-clandestine yet military body of men, their reputation is as formidable as that of their Army counterpart, the S.A.S. Now, following the format of the bestselling Who Dares Wins, James Ladd has succeeded in penetrating beyond mythology to reveal hitherto little-known aspects of Britain's premier seaborne 'special force'.
Together with the SAS, LRDG and other such specialist units, the Special Boat Squadron traces its origin back to the Mediterranean theatre of operations during Second World War. Originally part of Laycock's 8 Commando, the SBS rapidly developed its own skills, expertise and identity, despite technically serving as part of the SAS for much of the war.'