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Dawn. 19th July 1972. A force of nearly 300 heavily armed, well-trained guerrillas launches a surprise attack on the small fishing village of Mirbat. All that stands in their way is a troop of just nine SAS, aided only by an elite band of fighter pilots overhead.

Two years earlier, a Communist rebellion had threatened the Arabian Peninsula, in the strategically critical Sultanate of Oman. Following a covert intelligence mission, 22 SAS deployed their largest ever assault force against the rebels.

But this was to be a bitter and hard-fought campaign culminating the Battle of Mirbat, which would become a defining moment for the regiment. Their heroism that day would remain part of the SAS legend for ever.

©2011 Rowland White (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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"As vivid and compelling as the best adventure thriller, and a fitting tribute to a small band of men who became heroes." (Andy McNab)

"Gripping, revealing and extraordinarily well-researched, this is a riveting new account of a little known but crucial war." (Sir Ranulph Fiennes)

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Great listen!

Brilliant narration BUT the GPMG belt fed 7.62mm machine gun is pronounced Jimpy not Gimpy! 😡