History

SAS Rogue Heroes – how accurate is the new BBC dramatisation?

Facing defeat in North Africa in 1941, British officer David Stirling formed a daring special unit to carry out 'butcher and bolt' raids on air bases and supply convoys deep behind enemy lines.

It was named the Special Air Service.

Now, the inception has been dramatised in the BBC's SAS Rogue Heroes.

Damien Lewis, author of the book SAS Brothers in Arms, spoke to Forces News about his reaction to the television portrayal.