Warfare in News
Posted on Friday 15th June
The centre piece of the display is a copy of the SAS War Diary, a massive single war diary compiled by a former SAS soldier after the unit was disbanded, and kept secret for many years.
The diary has now been reproduced with the permission of the SAS association, with profit from sales going back to the SAS Association to support soldiers.
Lt Jock Lewes was tragically killed in action in Libya on one of the first SAS missions in December 1941. His nephew and biographer, John Lewes, will be joined at the event by Mr Martin Morgan, who helped produce the Diary, along with representatives of a wartime Airborne Living History group to
provide atmosphere to the event.
Jock Lewes: Co-Founder of the SAS(Paperback - 286 pages)
by John Lewes
Drawing on hitherto unpublished personal journals, this account of John Lewes’s life, tragically cut short on 31 December 1941 during a SAS deep penetration patrol, makes for a compelling read. Brought up in the Australian out back where he learnt self-discipline and self-reliance, he went on to have a brilliant career at Oxford University, as President of the Boat Club he was instrumental in the dramatic 1937 victory against Cambridge. Thereafter he spent time in… Read more...
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