We Fear Naught but God

The aura of mystery and secrecy, which surrounds special forces throughout the world, ensures a ready market for books on such units. The exploits of the British Special Air Service (SAS) and the US Green Berets, romanticised in films and novels, have contributed to this in no small way. In South Af...

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Published in: Scientia militaria : South African journal of military studies Vol. 30; no. 2
Main Author: Alexander, McGill
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: Stellenbosch University 02-09-2012
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Summary: The aura of mystery and secrecy, which surrounds special forces throughout the world, ensures a ready market for books on such units. The exploits of the British Special Air Service (SAS) and the US Green Berets, romanticised in films and novels, have contributed to this in no small way. In South Africa we have seen books appear on the Rhodesian SAS and Selous Scouts, but until recently nothing of significance has been published on the South African special forces. Then the somewhat encyclopaedic, though hardly definitive, The Silent War by Peter Stiff appeared in 1999. Had on its heels has come Paul Els' softcover, We Fear Naught But God.
ISSN: 1022-8136
2224-0020
2224-0020
DOI: 10.5787/30-2-181