'We Fear Naught but God'

  • McGill Alexander
Keywords: special forces, British Special Air Service (SAS), US Green Berets, Rhodesian SAS, Selous Scouts, South African special forces, The Silent War, We Fear Naught But God


The aura of mystery and secrecy, which surrounds special forces throughout the world, ensures a ready market for books on such units. The exploits of the British Special Air Service (SAS) and the US Green Berets, romanticised in films and novels, have contributed to this in no small way. In South Africa we have seen books appear on the Rhodesian SAS and Selous Scouts, but until recently nothing of significance has been published on the South African special forces. Then the somewhat encyclopaedic, though hardly definitive, The Silent War by Peter Stiff appeared in 1999. Had on its heels has come Paul Els' softcover, We Fear Naught But God.

Author Biography

McGill Alexander
Chief of Staff Regional Joint Task Force South. Port Elizabeth
How to Cite
Alexander, M. (2012). ’We Fear Naught but God’. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 30(2). https://doi.org/10.5787/30-2-181
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