SAS - First Man Through the Door: The Inside Story of the Mo

Mr Happy

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SAS - First Man Through the Door: The Inside Story of the Most Successful SAS Raid in the History of the Regiment (Paperback)

Hey guys, I was looking at Amazon and came across this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1845963342/?tag=armrumser-21

Synopsis
By 2000, civil war had been raging in the tiny diamond-rich country of Sierra Leone for ten years. The people there had endured unimaginable violence and were at the mercy of the uncontrollable rebel force, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). During this reign of terror, a splinter group calling themselves the West Side Boys formed. They modelled themselves on American rap stars and lived their lives through gun-law, violence and terror. They recruited teenagers and child soldiers, many of whom were forced by their elder 'officers' to rape and murder members of their own families in order to traumatise them into fighting for the rebel cause.In August 2000, the West Side Boys kidnapped and tortured eleven Royal Irish Rangers who were members of a UN Peacekeeping Force. The British Government ordered a Special Forces attack on the rebel base camp with the specific intention of giving the West Side Boys 'a bloody nose'. There could be only one outcome: the annihilation of the West Side Boys. Days later, the SAS stormed the jungle camp and after rescuing the hostages they went on to obliterate almost the entire rebel force, bringing to an end the decade-long civil war.
However, it looks a little hyped up for its own good (apart from having the longest title of any book in history):

Book Description
The inside story of the most successful SAS raid in the regiment's history
So I'm going to give it a miss, unless anyone else out there has read it and feels its a good read?????
 

Alsacien

MIA
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Mr Happy said:
SAS - First Man Through the Door: The Inside Story of the Most Successful SAS Raid in the History of the Regiment (Paperback)

Hey guys, I was looking at Amazon and came across this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1845963342/?tag=armrumser-21

Synopsis
By 2000, civil war had been raging in the tiny diamond-rich country of Sierra Leone for ten years. The people there had endured unimaginable violence and were at the mercy of the uncontrollable rebel force, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). During this reign of terror, a splinter group calling themselves the West Side Boys formed. They modelled themselves on American rap stars and lived their lives through gun-law, violence and terror. They recruited teenagers and child soldiers, many of whom were forced by their elder 'officers' to rape and murder members of their own families in order to traumatise them into fighting for the rebel cause.In August 2000, the West Side Boys kidnapped and tortured eleven Royal Irish Rangers who were members of a UN Peacekeeping Force. The British Government ordered a Special Forces attack on the rebel base camp with the specific intention of giving the West Side Boys 'a bloody nose'. There could be only one outcome: the annihilation of the West Side Boys. Days later, the SAS stormed the jungle camp and after rescuing the hostages they went on to obliterate almost the entire rebel force, bringing to an end the decade-long civil war.
However, it looks a little hyped up for its own good (apart from having the longest title of any book in history):

Book Description
The inside story of the most successful SAS raid in the regiment's history
So I'm going to give it a miss, unless anyone else out there has read it and feels its a good read?????
Must be cr@p - there was not even a door to be first man through...
 
#4
Give it another few years and there will be a book section in every public library and whs smith will have to make all their shops bigger ! What happened to the mid 90`s confidentiality contract that SF had to sign of be booted out ?
 

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