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Old 22-05-22, 08:25 AM
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Went out for a meal last night with some friends to a hotel in Wivenhoe and came across this plaque in the reception - I’d never realised there was a connection to the SAS and wondered why the disbanding of the regiment would have taken place here?
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2nd SAS regiment were based at Wivenhoe House during World War II and were disbanded there in December 1945.

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I seem to remember a TV documentary “the Secret Hunters” which revealed that the SAS remained active after their official disbandment- specifically to hunt down the Nazi units responsible for the killing of SAS units captured in France. Can anyone confirm more details about it - or did I imagine the whole thing?
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"The Secret Hunters" was a documentary by Gordon Stevens which mentions :

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an SAS team who, although the wartime SAS had been disbanded in 1945, maintained their hunt for Nazi war criminals until 1948.
He also wrote a book "The Originals" which was made into a documentary.

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A version of his documentary "The Originals", featuring interviews with Stirling and The Originals, is held by the SAS at their own private museum.
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I seem to remember a TV documentary “the Secret Hunters” which revealed that the SAS remained active after their official disbandment- specifically to hunt down the Nazi units responsible for the killing of SAS units captured in France. Can anyone confirm more details about it - or did I imagine the whole thing?
I had a copy of a book "The Secret Hunters" which covered their post-war activities tracking down war criminals as you describe: a couple of pages tied in with my lifelong interest in the occult when one veteran recalled being b*llocked by the CO for using either a seance or oujia board to get information - when he pointed out that the information had led to a successful conclusion he was told that was the only reason he wasn't facing a court martial.

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I had a copy of a book "The Secret Hunters" which covered their post-war activities tracking down war criminals as you describe: a couple of pages tied in with my lifelong interest in the occult when one veteran recalled being b*llocked by the CO for using either a seance or oujia board to get information - when he pointed out that the information had led to a successful conclusion he was told that was the only reason he wasn't facing a court martial.

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That book , by Anthony Kemp , was published the year after Gordon Stevens documentary. I don't know if there was any mention of the 'occult' in the documentary.

The 'Author's Preface' to Gordon Stevens book "The Originals" is very interesting !

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this maybe part of it......the documentary...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o89qbmWGLy8&t=541s
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The SAS were officially disbanded in Hylands House Chelmsford
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