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Sabre Squadron

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  104 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In the first week of Operation Desert Storm, four SAS convoys slipped across the Saudi border into Iraq. Their mission was to destroy Saddam's mobile Scud missiles. This title recounts in graphic detail the story of the successful of those SAS convoys.
Unknown Binding, 448 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Not Avail (first published August 1997)
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David Roberts
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am reviewing the war memoir book Sabre Squadron by Cameron Spence which is a very good book which I bought from a local secondhand bookstore. This is a true story of an SAS mission that occurred during the First Gulf War and was the longest mission ever undertaken by SAS soldiers at 6 weeks. The mission was part of the search for Scud missiles in the wake of Iraq attacking Israel with these in the hope of breaking the Arab part of the coalition which was essential if the armed forces amassed i ...more
Scottnshana
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked it; the autobiographical account of SCUD hunting in DESERT STORM has, of course, been done before--controversially--in "BRAVO TWO ZERO" (and Andy McNab moves around on the edges of this narrative, as well, because it's a small community). "Sabre Squadron" reads a lot like accounts of the Long Range Desert Group in World War Two--navigating over the sand for thousands of miles and hide-siting during the days to avoid detection, only in an era with laser target designators, anti-tank missi ...more
Trevor
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well, I liked this one, despite seeing other people's reviews - which goes to show that reviews don't mean much. Apart from this one, this one is great.

So, what is this book about? Well, it's about a team of SAS sent into Iraq during the first Gulf War.

Yes, they're sent in later than other squadrons, yes their mission isn't Bravo Two Zero-esque, nor is their experience not BTZ-esque (lucky for them).

However, it's still a well written, humorous book about their mission in Iraq.

I've certainly read
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Pete
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was rather disappointed with this effort. The first 9 chapters are basically filler as the Sabre Squadron doesn't see any action against the enemy during that time. We learn that the unit likes to make a brew of tea as often as possible and the proper procedure for taking a dump in the desert but I had higher expectations. Things improve somewhat over the finally 100 pages but by then it's too late. The author made mention of Andy McNab - and his "Bravo Two Zero" is actually a better account o ...more
Damien Richards
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book and only the first
S.A.S book I have read since the initial release of Bravo Two Zero.
Cameron "Cammy" a.k.a "Crap Hat" kept me turning the page from the start. No real action until well into 280+ pages, but thats the beauty of this book. it's everything else that goes on, and off course the humour of the guys is first class.
The author clearly shows that life in the "Regiment" is not glamorous, but far from it. It's a hard life. would you pull your pants up with a turd still hanging ha
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David
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
a very interesting story of the SAS behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf war.
Peter
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: miltary
It was OK, no as good as other book about Iraq that I have read.
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