The untold story of the most‐daring SAS mission of WWII

‘One of the most dangerous and effective attacks ever undertaken by this Regiment against the enemy.' Lt Col Robert Walker‐Brown, MBE DSO, senior SAS commander, on German Army HQ raid.

In the hard-fought winter of 1944 the Allies advanced northwards through Italy, but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were parachuted in, in an effort to break the deadlock. Their mission: to penetrate deep into enemy territory and lay waste to the Germans' impregnable headquarters.

Damien Lewis's new bestseller tells the incredible story.

At the eleventh hour mission commanders radioed for David 'The Mad Piper' Kirkpatrick to be flown in, resplendent in his tartan kilt. They wanted this fearless war hero to lead the assault, piping Highland Laddie as he went - so leaving an indelible British signature to deter Nazi reprisals.

As the column of raiders formed up, there was shocking news. High command radioed through an order to stand down, having assessed the chances of success at little more than zero. But in defiance of orders, and come hell or high-water, they were going in.



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Damien Lewis discusses his recent book: The Italian Job at the National Army Museum in February 2019





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Damien Lewis is a number one bestselling author whose books have been translated into over forty languages worldwide. For decades he worked as a war and conflict reporter for the world’s major broadcasters, reporting from across Africa, South America, the Middle and Far East and winning numerous awards. His books include the World War Two classics SAS Ghost Patrol, Churchill’s Secret Warriors, The Nazi Hunters and Hunting the Nazi Bomb. Over a dozen of his books have been made, or are being made, into movies or TV drama series and several have been adapted as plays for the stage.
He has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charitable concerns connected with his writing.