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Immediate Action

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Publisher: Corgi Adult

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(17)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 496 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0552153583 | Isbn-13: 9780552153584 | Publish date:  | Edition New Ed

Also available as: Hardcover , Mass Market Paperback , Audio Cassette , Audio CD , eBook

Category: Non-fiction

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Book Description
"Immediate Action" is a no-holds-barred account of an extraordinary life, from the day Andy McNab was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital to the day he went to fight in the Gulf War. As a delinquent youth he kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS Regiment he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years - on five continents. Recounting with grim humour and in riveting, often horrifying, detail his activities in the world's most highly trained and efficient Special Forces unit, McNab sweeps us into a world of surveillance and intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue. There are casualties: the best men are so often the first to be killed, because they are in front. By turns chilling, astonishing, violent, funny and moving, this blistering first-hand account of life at the forward edge of battle confirms Andy McNab's standing in the front rank of writers on modern war.
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    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 fit and ready for action: immediately; ho ...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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