Post-war Counterinsurgency and the SAS, 1945-1952
A Special Type of Warfare
By Tim Jones
Published May 31st 2007 by Routledge – 256 pages
Series: Military History and Policy
This work details the state of British counterinsurgency knowledge by 1945, and shows how wartime special forces and unconventional warfare affected many postwar counterinsurgencies. The vital role of the Special Air Service (SAS) is revealed here for the first time.
'Tim Jones' volume, which gewr out of his 1992 Kings College, University of London doctoral disseratation is an example of not only the fine work being done in the department of War studies there but also of the kinds of questions younger scholars are now asking in what could be called the second generation studies.'
Richard Dale, The Journal of Conflict Studies
This thorough work is strongly recommended for those interested in modern counterinsurgency and its early development in the British military.
- The Journal of Military History