The History of the British Army’s Special Air Service or SAS regiment begins with its formation during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War, and continues to the present day. It includes their early operations in North Africa, the Greek Islands, and the Invasion of Italy.
It’s the story of how and where the SAS began. It’s the story of one man: David Stirling. And the band of misfits and rule-breakers who were with him on Day One: The Originals. Effectively, it’s the story of the birth of modern Special Forces. SAS: The Originals is that story.
Conventional wisdom has dictated that the story cannot be told, because Stirling and The Originals took their secrets with them to the grave. This is not the case however. 25 years ago, Stirling and the surviving Originals gathered at a secret location and put their stories on the record. SAS: The Originals is based on those stories.
Their stories are brought vividly to life, with reconstructions based on the detailed accounts of Stirling and The Originals themselves, alongside never shown before photographs of the SAS behind-the-lines wartime operations.