Great SAS Missions

Great SAS Missions

2004, War, History, Other
Interviews with former member of the Special Air Service.
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Episode Guide

  • Great SAS Missions - Desert Storm Scudbusters (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Desert Storm Scudbusters

    During the Gulf War of 1992, the SAS returned to its roots as deep penetration teams fanned out into the Iraqi desert; their most important mission was to find and destroy Saddam Hussein's Scud missile launchers.

  • Great SAS Missions - Retaking the Falklands (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Retaking the Falklands

    During the Falklands War, two SAS squadrons were involved in a variety of surveillance missions and a brilliantly executed raid on an Argentine airstrip in Pebble Island; the raid effectively eliminated all enemy air power.

  • Great SAS Missions - Liberating the Iranian Embassy (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Liberating the Iranian Embassy

    In 1981, the SAS hit the headlines when terrorists holding hostages in the Iranian Embassy were swiftly and successfully eliminated and their captives freed; they became heroes in the fight against terrorism.

  • Great SAS Missions - Hunting Hitler's Terror Weapons (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Hunting Hitler's Terror Weapons

    The regiment was called on for one vital task -- tracking down Hitler's mobile and elusive V-2 rocket launchers; if these rockets could be launched, Hitler could destroy London or New York in one fell swoop.

  • Great SAS Missions - Behind the Lines in Normandy (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Behind the Lines in Normandy

    The SAS uses the skills it had honed in the desert to create havoc in a new theater of war and distract the German defenders, while jeeps ranged deep behind the enemy's lines attacking reinforcements and communications.

  • Great SAS Missions - Destroying Hitler's Airfields (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Destroying Hitler's Airfields

    During World War II, the SAS used heavily-armed jeeps to strike deep behind enemy lines, attacking German and Italian airfields and supply lines. By the time the fighting in North Africa ended, the unit had grown into two full regiments.

  • Great SAS Missions - Birth of the SAS (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Birth of the SAS

    As Rommel's tanks swept the British back into Egypt in 1941, a young commando lieutenant, David Stirling, persuaded his superiors to allow him to set up a special unit which could cause havoc behind enemy lines.

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