SAS raids in Italy 1943-45


In this episode of the Explaining History podcast, we delve into the clandestine world of the Special Air Service (SAS) during its critical missions in Italy from 1943 to 1945. Joining us is n historian and author Damien Lewis, an expert on the SAS, whose new book "Forged in Hell" meticulously chronicles this intriguing chapter of World War II history.

Lewis provides captivating insights into the daring and audacious raids carried out by the SAS, shedding light on the unwavering bravery and unique military ethos that defined this elite unit. We explore how these soldiers operated deep behind enemy lines, facing not only the relentless threats from the Axis forces but also the uncertainty of their future due to the scepticism and opposition from senior figures within their own military ranks.

Throughout the episode, we unravel the tactics, challenges, and triumphs of the SAS, understanding their pivotal role in the broader context of the war. Lewis shares anecdotes and stories, many of which are untold until now, bringing to life the sheer determination and ingenuity of these soldiers.

Whether you're a military history enthusiast, a fan of untold war stories, or simply intrigued by the SAS's legendary reputation, this episode promises to be a captivating journey into the heart of covert operations and unyielding courage. Don't miss this deep dive into history with Damien Lewis, as we uncover the legacy and indomitable spirit of the SAS in Italy during World War II.

So, tune in, and prepare to be transported back in time to the treacherous terrains of Italy, where the SAS fought not just for victory, but for their very existence and recognition.

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