A side of military life that has never been written about honestly before - Theodore Knell is searingly frank about his time in - and after - the SAS.
Theodore Knell went through hell in the SAS - but his biggest battle began when he left. A Hell for Heroes is a searingly honest autobiography about what life in the military service is really like.
"This is my life story and the story of my time in the SAS. I hope that any soldier who reads it will find some sort of connection with their own. I have tried to share my experiences honestly, and as such all of the incidents portrayed within this book are true, some so dark and painful that I often questioned whether I wanted to remain part of the human race. I hope it will provide you an insight into the life and mind of a soldier - what makes us the way we are, what drives us on when other men would fold, what binds us together like no other brotherhood on earth, what makes us laugh and what scares us shitless.
Watching men die violently for the first time is not something I would wish on any young man. Yes, many who have not served will say 'It will make a man out of you son', but what do they know? In reality it will destroy far more men than it makes, leaving many dead or crippled for life, some with wounds you can see, but far more with wounds which you cannot."
About the Author
Theo Knell joined the British Army in 1970 less than a month after his eighteenth birthday. He spent the next twenty-two years in the service of his country, first with a cavalry regiment, the 17th/21st Lancers, before moving on to the Parachute Regiment, and ultimately a life with Special Forces including the SAS. During his time he saw service all over the world, from Northern Ireland to the Middle East, Central Africa and the Far East. He left the army as a Warrant Officer 'Sergeant Major'.
...an honest account of army life and, very importantly, life after the army. It's a fascinating read, warts and all - covering service in Ireland and Africa - which will leave you with deep respect for the military. Big Issue in Scotland
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: 27th November 2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1