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Summary

Michael Asher served in Northern Ireland with the Paras at the height of the IRA campaigns of the 1970s. He witnessed the result of using highly motivated assault troops in 'peacekeeping operations'. His depiction of the strengths and weaknesses of the British Army's elite airborne forces comes from his personal experience of what it was like for ordinary soldiers. 

From the Paras to the SAS and then service with the Special Patrol Group in Northern Ireland, Michael Asher's military odyssey eventually led him to leave the forces for a new life in the Sudanese desert. This is a unique military memoir of a precocious and perceptive young man who joined the toughest army regiment in the world.

©1990 Michael Asher (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Poor book that goes no where

Really poor book that dances around various parts of the writers life. The book starts well but ends up going no where.

Would not bother getting it as the title is miss leading and there are better books out there

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misleading title

very little about the sas I feel it's misleading and the cover doesn't have anything to do with the book in my opinion,I know the old adage don't judge a book by it's cover, but still!
on the positive side was interesting to hear about army life in the 70s.

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A good book

One of best books I’ve listened to in a while, although I did expect more ( a lot more) from the SAS part of the story.
His experiences in Ireland were very interesting.
Recommended.

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Sliver spoon crap!

I don't think I have ever listened to someone so far up their own arse and looking down at everyone around them.
Save your money and do t bother.

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Great Narration

Well read story of his life. I found the last stage pretty depressing though. Excellent language, well written and interesting.

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loved it

couldn't get enough. loved hearing about his career and the self force behind him pushing himself into some of the hardest most elite squads and toughest areas in the world.

thank you for taking the time to write this memoir.

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What a book...

Highly recommend it. A wonderful performance by the narrator. The story was very bright and sometimes very dark.

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enjoyed

enjoyed Michaels journey. I found this story motivational . and thankful for there sacrifices. thanks

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thank you

thank you for sharing your life.i found it very informative and I learnt a lot about what happened in northern Ireland

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A good listen…

If you’re a SF groupie this probably isn’t for you; it gives a good account of why Para’s are the way they are and a brief outline of the author’s recruitment and selection into 23 SAS. It is not a glorification of military service but is a well written account of one young man’s journey from para to peeler and beyond.