The men of the Special Air Service are trained to be tough and super fit. And the officers’ training is even tougher, for they must command and gain the respect of their hard‑fighting men.
With troops like these, you can ask them to do the impossible… which is just what the War Office did with Major Alec Barber and his unit, when they sent them behind enemy lines to recover part of a secret formula for an amazing weapon, that could end the war in a day.
And that formula was inside the crater of Mount Etna —the biggest volcano in Europe.
Cover: R Fuente