Books

#1
A few good books to read are "LAST ROUND" about the red caps who got it in iraq, god it made me angry but worth the read, then i read "Rules of Engagement" by Collins which was a good read, p.s if anyone has read the book i managed to get the serial number of the UAV from one of the pictures put through the system and it is classed as MIA :D , anyone else know of good Telic books?
 
#2
Not Telic, but an excellent read is 'Unscathed' by Major Phil Ashby, Royal Marines... A Must Read...

Gundulph
 
#3
Gundulph said:
Not Telic, but an excellent read is 'Unscathed' by Major Phil Ashby, Royal Marines... A Must Read...

Gundulph
On the subject, does anyone know of any good dvd's, books, websites on the Royal Marines Mountain Leaders Course (Mountain & Arctic Warfare Cadre)? there was an excellent series on it many moons ago in the 80's as I can remember...

Gundulph
 
#4
Just ordered Dusty Warriors by Richard Holmes, out on 3rd April. It's about 1 PWRR in al Amarah and I reckon, going by his previous books, it'll be a bloody good read.
 
#5
Unsung Hero, By Kevin Fulton.

This book is about a British Soldier, worked with FRU, Int corps.


About the book
Early on a Saturday morning in August 1998, a car was parked in Omagh's high street. By the afternoon, the pavements had filled with shoppers, and then explosives packed inside the vehicle detonated. The force of the blast blew babies across the street, and tore the limbs from children. One body was identified only by its fingerprints. It was the worst single atrocity of the Troubles. Only it could have been avoided. Kevin Fulton had infiltrated the IRA. When news came to him of the planned attack, he handed the information on to his handlers. It was ignored. This is just one of the revelations in this, the most significant book ever to be published about the ongoing war in Northern Ireland. Unsung Hero is a nail-biting, controversial and explosive book; it will profoundly change the way the Troubles are viewed, and it will cause a stir in the highest echelons of government.
 

Goatman

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#6
I'm after a copy of << Imperial Grunts" by Robert Kaplan...any Arrsers read this ?

Review online below:
A true believer...in Special Forces, February 9, 2006
Reviewer: D. Kellerman (Deployed over there) - See all my reviews

I met Kaplan at Firebase Gardez when he was writing this book. He writes a great deal about the team I was on. Every one of us in SF were wary of his presence...until he began to talk to us, with us, just like we were real people. He was immediately accepted into our fold, not because he patronized us, but because he seemed to actually understand us.

I remember talking with him and seeing his frustration at not initially being able to go out on missions with us because of our higher ups, but that changed. He rolled out with my team on several ops.

On one particular night op, Kaplan was paired up with our Colonel (who was visiting the firebase) and rolled out with us. We hit a compound and were doing secondary searches when I heard a call out for a "flashlight up here". It was Kaplan on a mud rooftop...with the Colonel. He was unarmed and wanted to help with the search. It wasn't the best thing he could have done, but I give him an A+ for effort. The compound had been cleared of all possible threats at that point, he simply wanted to be right down in the thick of it.

I spoke with Kaplan on many occasions. He had a wealth of knowledge regarding Afghanistan and I learned more from him than the majority of our routine country reports and any other book I had previously read. He never tired of talking with us. He never "interviewed" us, he just talked with us.

I guess some may have an issue with his style and characterization of certain issues, but he is a true believer in what Special Forces does. We have very few supporters who know our real life, what we do, the frustrations we face, the lack of support we get from higher ups, and how we really feel about what we do. Reading Imperial Grunts brought a chill to my spine and a slight tear to my eye...as I was reading it standing in a bookstore shopping for books for my next deployment...where I am writing this review from.

Good luck to you Bob, we hope to see you again!
 
#8
Anyone read 'A Woman in the SAS' another on the lines of The Operators, haven't personally read it but have heard it is worth a read, anyone read it?


Gundulph






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#9
If it's the one I think it was it could be subtitled "How One Brave Slapper Managed to Shag Her Way Through the S.A.S"
 
#10
Gundulph said:
Anyone read 'A Woman in the SAS' another on the lines of The Operators, haven't personally read it but have heard it is worth a read, anyone read it?


Gundulph






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there are 2 similar books - one by Sarah Ford and on by Jackie somebody - about 14 int - interesting stuff
 
#11
Faith and Duty by nick curtis.fascinating read about his time in belfast in the early years whilst serving with the green howards,plenty of action to keep you intrested, a must for any one intrested in Northern ireland.
 
#12
r6ix said:
Faith and Duty by nick curtis.fascinating read about his time in belfast in the early years whilst serving with the green howards,plenty of action to keep you intrested, a must for any one intrested in Northern ireland.
I tried to read it, but found it badly written and also thought it didn't ring true with regards to much of the military stuff.

I stopped after the first 30 or 40 pages though, so please tell me if it got better.
 

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