In Pictures - Birth of SAS captured in photo archive.

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1st SAS on a victory parade in Norway at the end of the war.<br />
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Sold for £25,000 - An extraordinary wartime archive that lift's the veil on the earliest days of the SAS during WW2.<br />
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The late Fred Casey was among the original dozen members of the 1st Special Air Service that was formed in North Africa to wreak havoc behind enemy lines.<br />
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The commando's military possessions included a remarkable album containing previously unseen images of the founding members of the elite force.<br />
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Legendary Captain David Stirling, who formed the 'Who Dares Wins' regiment, and hand-picked the men under his command, is pictured along with his controversial deputy Paddy Mayne , who took over the top secret regiment after Stirling's capture.<br />
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The album sold at Bosley's Auctioneers of Marlow, Bucks, last week for over five times its pre-sale estimate..