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#3
thenutstrangler said:
Green Eyed Boys
IIRC its by Max Hastings
its all about the Falklands conflict. Its a brilliant read.
Green eyed boys is by Christian Jennings ex TA para, ex FFL and Adrian Weale ex Army officer
 
#7
Old Soldiers Never Die
Frank Richards

Possibly the best rankers book to emerge from WW1. He was time expired soldier from the early 1900's, who rejoined on the outbreak of war. A private in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, he fought at all the major battles from 1914 onwards and amazingly managed to survive. The quality of the writing is testament to Frank's determination to tell the story as he saw it, and the fact that he was assisted by the poet Robert Graves, who had served with Frank.

http://www.old-soldiers-never-die.com/

Following the success of this book, he was then persuaded by Robert Graves to re-look at his previous military service with the regiment in India in the early 1900's. The result was another excellent read "Soldier Sahib"
 
#9
Killing Zone by Harry Mcallion; ex-Para who emigrated to RSA and served with their Recce Commandos before coming back here and joining 22 SAS.

He eventually "retired" into the RUC.

Cold Zero by Chris Whitcomb, an ex-member of the FBI's elite HuRT(Hostage Rescue Team).
 
#10
waffen said:
thenutstrangler said:
Green Eyed Boys
IIRC its by Max Hastings
its all about the Falklands conflict. Its a brilliant read.
Green eyed boys is by Christian Jennings ex TA para, ex FFL and Adrian Weale ex Army officer
They also wrote Midnight In Some Burning Town, about Special Forces in the War On Terror.
 
#11
FrankCastle said:
waffen said:
thenutstrangler said:
Green Eyed Boys
IIRC its by Max Hastings
its all about the Falklands conflict. Its a brilliant read.
Green eyed boys is by Christian Jennings ex TA para, ex FFL and Adrian Weale ex Army officer
They also wrote Midnight In Some Burning Town, about Special Forces in the War On Terror.
Read mixed reviews on this book, have you read it, any good?
 
#12
waffen said:
FrankCastle said:
waffen said:
thenutstrangler said:
Green Eyed Boys
IIRC its by Max Hastings
its all about the Falklands conflict. Its a brilliant read.
Green eyed boys is by Christian Jennings ex TA para, ex FFL and Adrian Weale ex Army officer
They also wrote Midnight In Some Burning Town, about Special Forces in the War On Terror.
Read mixed reviews on this book, have you read it, any good?
Not bad, but not one of my favourites, either.
 
#14
FrankCastle said:
Killing Zone by Harry Mcallion; ex-Para who emigrated to RSA and served with their Recce Commandos before coming back here and joining 22 SAS.

He eventually "retired" into the RUC.
Cold Zero by Chris Whitcomb, an ex-member of the FBI's elite HuRT(Hostage Rescue Team).
Harry 'retired' to the legal profession following his RUC stint.
 
#15
I'm reading a fairly good book at the moment by Mark Eyles-Thomas:

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One of the best books written on the Falklands War, up there with Spud Ely's - For Queen and Country...
 
#16
Me n Ronnie both liked " No Mean Soldier " by Peter McAleese ex Para Regt , 22 SAS, C Squadron Rhodesian SAS, South Africa Para, Angolan mercenary with Colonel Callen and hit team for Pablo Escobar ....some boy from boyhood in Glasgow through most conflicts from the 60's to the 90's ......cracking read
 
#17
'Quartered Safe out Here' - George Macdonald Fraser (creator of Flashman series) - brilliant autobiography about his time serving in Burma during WW2.

'Eastern Approaches' - Fitzroy McLean --- ueber-adventury autobiography in 3 parts...first he was part w/ Foreign Office, part of first delegation sent to Soviet Union in the '36 (i think) - goes on unauthorised walkabout around central Asia. - Then WW2 starts and he goes off to North Africa to be LRDG w/ David Stirling and Co. --- thennnnn, part 3...he's over in the mountains of former Yugoslavia with Tito and the partisans. --- it's veryveryvery good!

Both are out of print, but can be found used online at amazon or abebooks for not too much money.
 
#18
Treez said:
'Quartered Safe out Here' - George Macdonald Fraser (creator of Flashman series) - brilliant autobiography about his time serving in Burma during WW2.

'Eastern Approaches' - Fitzroy McLean --- ueber-adventury autobiography in 3 parts...first he was part w/ Foreign Office, part of first delegation sent to Soviet Union in the '36 (i think) - goes on unauthorised walkabout around central Asia. - Then WW2 starts and he goes off to North Africa to be LRDG w/ David Stirling and Co. --- thennnnn, part 3...he's over in the mountains of former Yugoslavia with Tito and the partisans. --- it's veryveryvery good!

Both are out of print, but can be found used online at amazon or abebooks for not too much money.
IIRC, McLean's briefing from Churchill was along the lines of: "Find out who in Yugoslavia is killing the most Nazis. Then find out how we can help them to kill more."

They don't make 'em like they used to! 8)
 

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#19
Currently reading Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings - very good. Loads of info I had no idea about - for example 15m Chinese dead at the hands of the Japs 1931-1945.
 
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