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Immediate Action

By Andy McNab

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| Paperback | 9780552142762

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In "Bravo Two Zero", Andy McNab gave an account of his experiences as commander of an SAS patrol behind enemy lines in Iraq. Now he tells the story of his life, from the day he was found in a Harrod's carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital to the Continue

In "Bravo Two Zero", Andy McNab gave an account of his experiences as commander of an SAS patrol behind enemy lines in Iraq. Now he tells the story of his life, from the day he was found in a Harrod's carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital to the day he went to fight in the Gulf War. As a delinquent youth, McNab kicked against society; as a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh; and as a member of 22 SAS Regiment he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years, on five continents. In this book he details his activities in a world of surveillance and intelligence-gathering, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue.

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  • 16 people find this helpful

    Mr McNab could be an ideal neighbour.

    Some years among SAS troops, an autobiography.

    Who joins the Regiment (hungry orphans, angry young boys, white trash and eccentric or particular people); what the Regiment does (everything but flying planes or floating ships); when they need to be ...(continue)

    Some years among SAS troops, an autobiography.

    Who joins the Regiment (hungry orphans, angry young boys, white trash and eccentric or particular people); what the Regiment does (everything but flying planes or floating ships); when they need to be fit and ready for action: immediately; how heavy and tough their drill is (as tough as hell).

    Where: Brunei, Malaysia, Ulster, Oman, Belize, Botswana, UK, Beirut, Colombia, Iraqi desert.

    Unexpectedly, weaponry is not so important, dealt about as "tooling". Situation awareness far more. Team drill is key.

    Dry as a desert rat's ass, serious as a scorpion sting, amusing as a soldier joke and flooded with whisky, absolutely squeezed from everything useless as your "bergen" (backpack) should be.

    It's difficult to do, but it works.

    ***

    Italian version is translated somehow rambo-talks, prefer original english where the bloke speaks without posing.

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    Procyon Lotor said on Sep 22, 2011 | 3 feedbacks

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