Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Revealed in a letter home to mum: The daring five-man SAS raid into Rommel’s territory that convinced top brass that special forces could help win the war

In the pitch-black Libyan desert 70 years ago this week, a former hotelier and four comrades crept through a German camp and blew up 37 enemy aircraft, cementing the status of the SAS. Sergeant Jeff Du Vivier wrote of how ‘plane after plane went up in flames’ in a letter to his mother printed for the first time in historian Gavin Mortimer’s new book. for more click here

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