This little-known branch of Britain’s secret special forces altered the course of World War II, and changed the rules of modern warfare forever.
For hundreds of years, war had traditionally been fought by men in uniform, clashing in organized lines on a battlefield. By the beginning of World War II, this was still the case. But one man was about to change everything.
Lieutenant David Stirling was a Scottish commando in Britain’s storm troops – a small group of intrepid volunteers willing to attempt high-risk sabotage missions.
However, due to antiquated war strategy, the commandos were being deployed from the front lines, where the Nazis expected them to attack, achieving dismal results.
So Stirling got an idea. Why not parachute in BEHIND the enemy, where they were least expected? The plan seemed perfect, but turning it into reality would test his men in unimaginable ways…