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SPECWAROPS: A PICTORIAL History of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment by John Hunter Farrell

SpecWarOps: A Pictorial History of the Australian Special Air Service Regt is the first true full colour pictorial insight into the Australian SAS.

SpecWarOps is a Limited Edition with a run of only 1000 copies, now less than 50 Open Edition copies exist for sale.

More than 380 top quality images have been assembled by the team from Australian & NZ Defender magazine illustrating the rise of the Aussie SASR from its humble beginnings as a strategic reconnaissance company in 1957 through to its evolution into one of the planet's most capable special action forces.

SpecWarOps is chock full of rare images of the Aussie SAS in operations in Borneo, Vietnam, Irian Jaya, Somalia, East Timor, the Tampa and Afghanistan reproduced to the highest printed standards on top shelf art paper.

The Operational images are offset by more than 200 photos detailing SAS parachute (HALO, HAHO and LOLO), mountain, vehicle, water and weapons training.

The bulk of the training images are dedicated to the Tactical Assault Group's Counter Terrorism and Close Quarter Battle methods including Method of Entry (MOE), air assault and roping infiltration, counter hijack, and working within the Killing House (360 degree range).

SpecWarOps' images are supported by detailed captions and an accurate history written by A&NZD Editor John Hunter Farrell who has photographed SAS Operators in combat Ops in both Somalia in 1994 and in East Timor 1999-2001.

SpecWarOps is full A4 size (210 x300mm) case bound, weighs 700 grams and comes with a full colour fold out jacket with the cover reproduced on the hard cover beneath.

IF YOU WERE THERE then hurry to get your copy as they are almost all gone....

$100 plus $15 postage and handling, only posted within Australia.

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BAPTISM 1957-1977: 1SAS Coy, Regiment Formation, New Guinea, Borneo, Vietnam, Unconventional Warfare, West Irian Rescue

METAMORPHOSIS 1978-1988: SASR evolution to Special Action task Group, development of Counter Terrorist and Spec Ops capability

MATURITY 1989-2000: Black Ops, Hijack, Mountain Warfare, High Altitude Parachute Operations

MOGADISHU MADNESS 1994: J Troop 3 Sqn’s tour of Somalia during UNOSOM II


TAMPA CRISIS 2001: Intervention on the MV Tampa

AFGHANISTAN 2001-: SASR Ops in the War On Terror

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