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Why the first SAS soldiers were mad, bad – and VERY dangerous to know | Daily Mail Online

Why the first SAS soldiers were mad, bad – and VERY dangerous to know | Daily Mail Online

Like everyone else, I was glued to the television in awe when men in balaclavas swung into the Iranian embassy in London on ropes and in 17 minutes of controlled mayhem rescued 24 hostages and ‘took out’ the terrorists holding them, back in 1980.

These masked, macho, armed avengers burst on the world’s consciousness as if out of nowhere, did the impossible, then disappeared again. The incomparable legend of the SAS was born.

Mired in secrecy, revelling in its ‘Who dares wins’ mystique but revealing nothing about itself…

Source: Why the first SAS soldiers were mad, bad – and VERY dangerous to know | Daily Mail Online