NZSAS - The First Fifty Years

By: Crosby, Ron

Price: NZ$33.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


This copy has had the fep removed and has an inscription to the front paste down. Still a very good reference/reading copy. The First Fifty Years is the first and only official history of New Zealand's elite Special Forces, the New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS). From their first ever engagements in the jungles of Malaya in 1956, through to the Vietnam War and on to modern conflicts in East Timor and Afghanistan, this book traces the history and development of 1 NZSAS Group. Illustrated with maps and never-before-seen photographs, the book provides a rare and fascinating insight into the clandestine world of the NZSAS. Since the best-selling biography Willie Apiata, VC: The Reluctant Hero was published by Penguin last year, public interest in the NZSAS has skyrocketed. Chief of the NZ Defence Force: Like any family, 1 NZSAS Group's stories are part of the glue that binds them together. But for reasons of operational security, the activities and personalities of New Zealand's Special Forces have, until now, largely remained their own - shrouded in secrecy. This book has an essential role in informing anyone with an interest in how this Unit's special capabilities have been relied on in numerous deployments, over a range of environments, across the decades of its existence. Such unusual openness I believe cannot help but promote confidence, and ultimately improve the level of understanding of 1 NZSAS Group - whose history deserves the accolade it aspires to of being the elite Unit of the New Zealand Defence Force.

Title: NZSAS - The First Fifty Years

Author Name: Crosby, Ron

Categories: History, New Zealand, Military,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Auckland, Penguin / Viking: 2011

ISBN Number: 0143203436

ISBN Number 13: 9780143203438

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall

Seller ID: 027085

Keywords: nz mil his