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SAS - Britain's Special Air Services

The Making of a Para

The Making of a Para
by Rory Bridson
Hardcover  (1995)

The Special Air Service
by James Shortt
Paperback (1981)

A high-level perspective of the Parachute Regiment.     This book provides the reader with a high level perspective of "a-day-in-the-life" of a Para. From Basic Training, through the rigorious selection process, to walking the streets of Belfast.   The photos provide a vivid look at the hardships and professionalism of these specialized soldier from the sky. I was asked to write this small book when serving with "B" Sqn, 21 SAS.  That is what the book is about; the bones of the truth about the birth, growth and development of the Regiment.  In WW2, post WW2 with the Greeks, Belgians and French.   The campaigns that gave the SAS family little brothers such as the Rhodesians, Australians and New Zealanders.
A complete course in how to survive outdoors, on land or sea, in any weather, in any part of the world.
Absolutely the best.  This book is absolutely the best I've seen so far. Graphical details en easy to understand concepts. This book is a must have for all outdoors people and especially scouts and Royal Rangers!
Excellent Reference.  "The SAS Survival Handbook" is an excellent source of information on the art of survival.  It contains excellent diagrams and graphics and even the most seasoned of survivalists may learn something new.  A must for your library, backpack, boat, bunker or bomb shelter...
EXCELLENT BOOK FOR MILITARY ENTHUSIASTS, PILOTS.  A great book for anyone looking for a survival book once you get shot down. It has everything and it all works, great tips.  Get this book today!!

From 1963 to 1966 Britain successfully waged a secret war to keep the Federation of Malaysia free from domination by Sukarno's Indonesia and by Chinese Communists.     At the forefront of this campaign was the SAS, Special Air Service, an elite branch of the military whose essence is secrecy and whose tools are bold initiative, surprise, and high skill.
Working in four-man patrols, the SAS teams first made friends with the head-hunting border tribes and even trained some of them as an irregular military force.   As the conflict continued, SAS teams went beyond the borders into Indonesia, where they tracked clown enemy camps, fired on supply mutes, staged ambushes, and attacked the soldiers in their riverboats.

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