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Seven Troop [used book], Andy McNab
1 Seven Troop [used book]
Andy McNab UK Bantam Press 2008 0593059506 / 9780593059500 Hardcover Good Good Book Royal 
Seven Troop is Andy McNab's account of the time he served in the company of a remarkable group of men - from the day, freshly-badged as a member of the SAS Regiment, he joined them in the Malayan jungle, to the day, ten years later, that he handed in his sand-coloured beret and started a new life. 
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Storming Monte la Difensa - The First Special Service Force at the Winter Line, Italy 1943 #48 Osprey Raid, Brett Werner
2 Storming Monte la Difensa - The First Special Service Force at the Winter Line, Italy 1943 #48 Osprey Raid
Brett Werner UK Osprey Publishing 2015 1472807669 / 9781472807663 Soft cover New Book 
In December 1943 Monte La Difensa was part of the formidable German defences overlooking the Allies' planned route to Rome via Monte Cassino. In the First Special Service Force's first combat in the Mediterranean theater, the Force would employ its special training in mountain and winter warfare to scale the peak, capture it, and then hold it against the inevitable German counterattacks. Astonishing their superiors, the First Special Service Force succeeded in the face of seemingly impossible odds, but suffered a 77 percent casualty rate. Their victory, founded on their aggressive doctrine and extensive training in a variety of combat techniques, would prove instrumental in the postwar development of special forces. Employing full-colour artwork, archive photographs, and first-hand accounts from participants, the author examines the origins, execution, and aftermath of the FSSF's spectacular success at Monte La Difensa amid the savage winter conditions of December 1943. 
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The SAS in World War II, Gavin Mortimer
3 The SAS in World War II
Gavin Mortimer UK Osprey Publishing 2015 1472808754 / 9781472808752 Soft cover New Book 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.4 cm 
The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words. During the summer of 1941, a young Scots Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment'. With a wealth of stunning photographs, many from the SAS Regimental Archives, the book captures the danger and excitement of the initial SAS raids against Axis airfields during the Desert War, the battles in Italy and those following the D-Day landings, as well as the dramatic final push into Germany itself and the discovery of such Nazi horrors as Belsen. An exhaustive account of an elite organization's formative years, The SAS in World War II is the fruit of Gavin Mortimer's expertise and his unprecedented access to the SAS Regimental Archives. Incorporating interviews with the surviving veterans, it is the definitive account of the regiment's glorious achievements in the years from 1941 to 1945. 
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Spetsnaz: Russia's Special Forces #206 Elite, Mark Galeotti
4 Spetsnaz: Russia's Special Forces #206 Elite
Mark Galeotti UK Osprey Publishing 2015 1472807227 / 9781472807229 Soft cover New Book 24.8 x 18.4 x 0.7 cm 
When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s-70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet power in the Third World and in suppressing resistance within the Warsaw pact. As a powerful, but mysterious tool of a world superpower, the Spetsnaz have inevitably become the focus of many 'tall tales' in the West. In this book, a peerless authority on Russia's military Special Forces debunks several of these myths, uncovering truths that are often even more remarkable. Now, since the chaotic dissolution of the USSR and the two Chechen Wars, Russian forces have seen increasing modernization, involving them ever more in power-projection, counter-insurgency and anti-terrorism and the Spetsnaz have been deployed as a spearhead in virtually all of these operations. This book offers a unique, absorbing guide to the secrets of the Spetsnaz, their most noteworthy missions and personalities, but is also packed with details such as orders-of-battle, equipment and operational doctrine. 
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Get Rommel: The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General, Michael Asher
5 Get Rommel: The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General
Michael Asher UK Cassell 2005 0304366943 / 9780304366941 Soft cover New Book A-format 
How the first ever SAS operation ended in disaster in the desert In summer 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general: he had driven the British out of Libya and stood poised to invade Egypt. He seemed unbeatable. So the British decided to have him killed. The British opened their counter-attack with a series of special forces raids, the first ever operation by the newly formed SAS. Rommel was one of the targets. Michael Asher reveals how poor planning and incompetence in high places led to disaster in the desert-- and how fantastic bravery and brilliant improvisation enabled a handful of men to escape. Classic real life adventure, written by best-selling desert expert and novelist Michael Asher. 
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Get Rommel: The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General [used book], Michael Asher
6 Get Rommel: The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General [used book]
Michael Asher UK Cassell 2005 0304366943 / 9780304366941 Soft cover Good Book A-format 
How the first ever SAS operation ended in disaster in the desert In summer 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general: he had driven the British out of Libya and stood poised to invade Egypt. He seemed unbeatable. So the British decided to have him killed. The British opened their counter-attack with a series of special forces raids, the first ever operation by the newly formed SAS. Rommel was one of the targets. Michael Asher reveals how poor planning and incompetence in high places led to disaster in the desert-- and how fantastic bravery and brilliant improvisation enabled a handful of men to escape. Classic real life adventure, written by best-selling desert expert and novelist Michael Asher. 
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The Regiment: 15 Years in the SAS, Rusty Firmin and Adrian Weale
7 The Regiment: 15 Years in the SAS
Rusty Firmin and Adrian Weale UK Osprey Publishing 2015 1472811313 / 9781472811318 Hardcover New Book 23.3 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm 
From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive and mysterious unit, whose operations and internal structures are hidden from the public eye. Now, one of its longest-serving veterans offers a glimpse inside its shadowy world. Rusty Firmin spent 15 years with 'The Regiment' and was a key figure in the Iranian Embassy Siege in May 1980, the planned attack on Argentina during the Falklands War and the secret conflict between the SAS and IRA in the 1980s. This is the unforgettable chronicle of Rusty's combat experiences, transporting the reader back to the cutting edge of the SAS' deadly covert missions during the crises of the 1980s and 1990s. But even more fascinating is his intimate portrayal of what the service was actually like to live and work in. Having served as a paramedic, a demolitions expert, a linguist and the senior SAS bodyguard instructor, Rusty draws on a unique breadth of experience to delve into the hidden world of the SAS as an institution. 
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Amongst the Marines: The Untold Stoy [used book], Steven Preece
8 Amongst the Marines: The Untold Stoy [used book]
Steven Preece Australia Random House 2004 1740513541 / 9781740513548 Soft cover Good Book B-format 
Steven Preece was a Royal Marine Commando from 1983 to 1990, serving first at entry-level and then as a lance-corporal. Amongst the Marines is Steven's first-hand account of his years as an elite soldier, focusing directly on the excessive and often shocking lifestyle of the Marines during this time, and the impact this had on his own personality and behaviour. Preece fulfilled his childhood ambition by earning the coveted Green Beret from the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone when he was 18. He was unaware, however, of the brutal rite of passage that awaited him and all the other 'pieces of skin' (new recruits) at his first Marine commando unit. Violence in the Marines, as Steven discovered, was not limited to the battlefield but a continual part of a pervasive culture of bullying and aggression.It did not take long for Preece to be accepted into this culture and to adopt it as his own. His personality changed beyond recognition - from friendly and approachable to hard and unforgiving - as he embraced the customs and values of the 45 Commando Unit. On duty he was fit, committed and loyal, while off duty he displayed a mammoth capacity for drinking, fighting and, when the drink had run out, womanising. On home leave, Steven found it increasingly hard to adapt to civilian life. His drinking sessions in local pubs frequently ended in fights with the locals and even in violence against members of his own family. Preece earned a reputation amongst his fellow Marines for pranks and dangerous behaviour, and his eagerness to accept any challenges from other commandos eventually led him to be court-martialled. To his relief and surprise, however, Preece was fully acquitted by the court. AMONGST THE MARINES is an unflinching expos? of the culture of the Marines, from foul practical jokes and rough justice to the off-duty orgies of drink, sex and violence. It is a no-holds-barred account of the many shocking incidents Preece witnessed and participated in, from his first day as a new recruit to his exit from the Marines with his reputation intact and his scores settled once and for all. 
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