Into the eye of danger with the men who put the 'special' in special forcesThe once shadowy activities of special forces have grown into an increasingly exposed element of 21st century warfare and anti-terrorist activity. Here, in one giant unputdownable volume, are 30 of the most dangerous special operations of modern times.Drawn from the flashpoints of the world, and above all Iraq and Afghanistan, these first-hand and reported accounts of missions by the SAS, Delta Force, Green Beret, Commandos and other forces will leave you on the edge of your seat.The accounts include:* Blackhawk Down - the US Delta forces debacle in Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993* British Special forces fight Al Qaeda at close quarters in Afghanistan 2003* Task Force Raider - US Special forces teams track down Saddam Hussein, 2003* The British 'Blackhawk Down' - Paras shoot their way out of trouble in Majar, Iraq 2003* The capture of insurgent leader Chemical Evil Fat Mama, Fallujah, November 2003
Richard Russell Lawrence is editor of several other Mammoths including The Mammoth Book of Battles and The Mammoth Book of Storms and Shipwrecks Richard Russell Lawrence has worked in the field of art and design for over 20 years. His previous books include The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: Naval Battles, The Mammoth Book of Battles and The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy. Richard Russell Lawrence, editor of The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: Battles, also co-authored The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy.