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PICTURED:  Paratrooper, Stanley Hann  <br />
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Remarkable photos taken deep behind enemy lines by an SAS unit during a daring wartime operation have come to light on the 75th anniversary of the mission. <br />
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The little-known Operation Galia on the 27th December 1944 involved just 33 SAS men hoodwinking the Nazis and their fascist allies into thinking a much greater force had landed behind them in Italy in December 1944.<br />
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Adolf Hitler's forces had just launched a major surprise offensive in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium that became known as the Battle of the Bulge.<br />
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Robert Hann, whose late father was SAS Paratrooper Stanley Hann, retraced his father's wartime experiences and part of his [father’s] epic 80 mile long escape route through the Apennine mountains which the men took, to help him write the book 'SAS Operation Galia.'