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Redback One : The True Story of an Australian SAS Hero - Robert Macklin

Redback One

The True Story of an Australian SAS Hero

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Published: 25th March 2014
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Explosive SAS action in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The command came: 'Stop those vehicles!'

It was like a red rag to a bull. Instantly streams of 7.62 mm tracer and 50 mm calibre machine gun rounds arced across the night sky and smashed into the bus and truck.

Elite SAS Patrol Commander Stuart 'Nev' Bonner takes us inside the extraordinary and dangerous world of secret combat operations in this explosive, behind-the-scenes look at life inside the SAS. A world where capture means torture or death, and every move is trained for with precision detail to bring elite soldiers to the very peak of fighting ability.

In a career spanning twenty years, fourteen of them in the SAS, Bonner shares with us the inside story of being out in front and often behind enemy lines.

From patrolling the mountains of East Timor to covert operations in Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, from sweeping into the Iraqi desert ahead of invading US forces to cripple Saddam Hussein's communications to patrolling in war-torn Baghdad and being in the middle of the disastrous Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan this is a no-holds-barred account of what it's like to live, eat and breathe SAS.

About the Author

Robert Macklin is a well-known Australian biographer and historian with more than twenty books to his credit. His most recent books include One False Move, Dark Paradise and the bestselling Sas Sniper which he co-wrote with Rob Maylor.

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4.0

Soldiering without the glamour

By Bob the gardener

from Canberra

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    SAS Selection stripped of glamour. Special Forces at war,the families left waiting and the personal cost to soldiers and wives. A totally honest account. It rings true to me as a former soldier.

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    ISBN: 9780733630606
    ISBN-10: 073363060X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 352
    Published: 25th March 2014
    Publisher: Hachette Australia
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.8
    Weight (kg): 0.57
    Edition Number: 1