Those Who Dared: A Reappraisal of Britain's Special Air Service, 1950–80

@article{GrobFitzgibbon2015ThoseWD,
  title={Those Who Dared: A Reappraisal of Britain's Special Air Service, 1950–80},
  author={Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon},
  journal={The International History Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={37},
  pages={540 - 564}
}
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the United Kingdom embarked upon a policy of rapid demobilisation, reducing its armed forces from a wartime high of 5 million in 1945 to just 375,000 by 1963. Yet in these same years it faced conflict in Palestine, Malaya, Korea, Kenya, Cyprus, Oman, Aden, and Egypt, to name just a few trouble spots where British soldiers were sent. To account for the shortfall between the availability of soldiers and the need, the armed forces turned in part to Special… Expand
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