Military History on Radio 4 - SAS and TE Lawrence

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HISTORY DOCUMENTARY: The Archive Hour
On: BBC Radio Four
Date: Saturday 27th January 2007 (starting in 1 day)
Time: 20:00 to 21:00 (1 hour long)

Looking for Lawrence.

John Simpson explores the life and legend of TE Lawrence through archive interviews dating back as far as the 1930s. Family, friends and military colleagues recall their contrasting experiences. Among those featured are literary luminaries such as EM Forster and Siegfried Sassoon.

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HISTORY DOCUMENTARY: The Archive Hour
On: BBC Radio Four
Date: Saturday 3rd February 2007 (starting in 8 days)
Time: 20:00 to 21:00 (1 hour long)

SAS - The Originals.
The SAS wasn't formed the way most people would assume. This is the remarkable story of the birth of the SAS, told by the men who were there and who were The Originals. Presented by Gordon Stevens.

Also as Listen Again programmes online for 7 days after broadcast at the Archive Hour web page
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Some additional gen:

Secret Birth of the SAS

The original members of the SAS will be heard for the first time on radio this week. The recordings were made 20 years ago for a series that was never broadcast.

Instead the tapes were locked away in vaults at the Imperial War Museum and largely forgotten. Now listeners can hear the wartime heroes' extraordinary recollections in BBC Radio 4's The Archive hour. The humble beginnings of the elite special forces.

* The Archive Hour is on BBC Radio 4 at 8pm next Saturday. The Originals: The Secret History of the Birth of the SAS in their Own Words.
 
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Has anyone ever come across a book called "Popski's Private Army"? It was fringe semi-inpendent LRDG in North Africa, and then moved up into Italy. Sadly lost the book, but remember it was a great read.
 
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Poppy said:
blue_sophist said:
Has anyone ever come across a book called "Popski's Private Army"? It was fringe semi-inpendent LRDG in North Africa, and then moved up into Italy. Sadly lost the book, but remember it was a great read.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0304361437/?tag=armrumser-21

this one you mean? I was surprised not to find it on pen & sword though
http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/search.php?mode=search
That's the kiddie! Delightfully disorganised, ad-hoc, get the job done, bu**er authority ... that's how we won, IIRC!

Recommended for those who like the "inside story" without the "General Melchett" bull-sh*t - "I told the COS to organise ...". Popski was just one mad angry Pole, and went for it ... :thumright:
 
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U lucky, lucky, people. Hopefully Stonker will be able to hook meup with a copy. Does it actually have David Stirling himself talking?