In his book "Rogue Heroes" author Ben Macintyre describes the origins of Britain's notoriously secret special forces unit, the S.A.S. The inspiration for special forces around the world, the S.A.S. was originally made up of eccentric rogues and miscreants who did not fit into the ranks of the regular Army. Their motto "who dares wins" became the most famous military motto in Britain.
GUEST: Ben Macintyre, author of Rogue Heroes and a writer-at-large for The Times of London.
Click on this link for information on a BBC documentary (not currently available in the U.S.) about the S.A.S. featuring Ben Macintyre as presenter. There are some videos, recordings and photos of some of the founding members of the S.A.S.
Ben Macintyre also described how Randolph Churchill advocated for the SAS; here's a link to an article about it.