Firepower - Chris Dempster & Dave Tomkins

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by tiny_lewis, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. Anyone got a copy of the book they could lend me? Its on Amazon, about £15, but I dont want a permie copy, just reread a book I read in Basic. PnP paid both ways, obviously.
  2. I can't find my copy.

    There's a lot of BS in that book but unfortunately the Maquela massacre is not.
  3. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Reserve a copy at library?

  4. I might have it as an ebook.
  5. Very true.
    Also read McAleese's No Mean Soldier who was one of the few to emerge from Angola with any credit.
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  6. P McA has another book coming out - you can reserve a copy at 30 Degrees Sth.
  7. I'll look out for that.
    A few years ago I was working in Namibia with a bloke who claimed to have met Costas Georgiou.
    One of the 'facts' he told me that I think was mentioned in the book concerns the execution of 'Callan' and the others. Apparently the firing squad missed McKenzie completely. He fainted but came to on the gurney and was despatched by pistol.
  8. I've heard that from a few sources.
  9. It's an update of 'No Mean Soldier' which will include stuff he felt it prudent not to include in the original, in addition to bringing it up to the current time.
  10. There were 6 UK passport holders who were put in jail. The sentences ranged from 16 > 30 years. All were released in 1984 (?). Besides, Peter, one of those, JN, is one of the most straightforward, credible gents in town that I have the pleasure of socialising with. A top class bloke.
  11. I have learned the hard way that getting back a rare book is even harder than finding it in the first place.

    Over the years I managed to 'lose' every single one of my books on southern Africa to 'borrowers'. Never again - because they're all gone!
  12. Both are excellent reads. I've lost count the number of times I've read Fire Power.
  13. B_B - any luck? No worries if not, I'll buy it... then store in the garage!
  14. 'Fraid not. It's Tomkins other book "Dirty Combat".
  15. Aw well, no worries. It will be here sometime next week courtesy of Amazon. Ta anyway!