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Ben Macintyre on The SAS in

Monday 26th September 2016

  • Venue Ely Cathedral, CB7 4DL
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small, undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS. The history of the SAS is an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy; of extraordinary men who were willing to take monumental risks.There is surely nobody better to tell this story than Ben Macintyre, author of Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zig-Zag and much more. Those of you who have heard Ben speak before will need no encouragement to hear him again; he is a brilliant speaker who never fails to bring history to life.  To hear him on this most exciting subject, The SAS: Rogue Heroes, in the magnificent setting of Ely Cathedral is an opportunity not to be missed!