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Fighting for Queen and Country [Mass Market Paperback]

Nigel Ely
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15 Mar 2007
Spud Ely's SAS career has taken him into some of the most deadly, high-octane, violent battles ever. From the Falklands to the Persian Gulf, he has been in the very centre of the most ferocious fighting scenes modern history has witnessed. Armed to the hilt with the most up-to-date, hi-tech military machinery and his highly-toned fighting skills, Ely is truly a force to be reckoned with. Renowned throughout the Special Forces, he is the man who gets the job done, and who will, quite literally, stop at nothing to see it through. Now, he has collated his most memorable experiences into an amazing dossier of warfare. He has also collected shocking testimonials from his fellow SAS operatives to paint the first accurate, controversial picture of what really happened during the bloodthirsty Falklands conflict. "Fighting for Queen and Country" is the unputdownable account of his most bloody, violent, heroic moments.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (15 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857822161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857822168
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 11.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 475,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nigel Ely lives in Hereford. He still works in the security industry, but spends most of his time commuting between the Middle East, where he works as a body guard, and Hollywood, where he works as a military advisor to the movie world.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good insight! 1 July 2009
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I thought the book was mainly a great insight to a journey starting from recruiting, through to P-coy, experience bloody scenes in Northern Ireland to the Falklands war with some great little dits in between!
Like the other review it does seem to peter out towards the end but never the less a great read and written by your average day bloke who joined up and experienced some amazing things! A must for anyone interested in military.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good stuff 7 Mar 2008
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There has been plenty of books written about what happened 'down south' to keep all those Falklands buffs. But this one stands out nicely. Sure some of Spud's views are a little rough around the edges but that is also part of the books charm. If you're looking for a book that is conciliatory and polictically correct then look elsewhere. But it is one of the few books to come close to Vince Bramley's excellent Excursion to Hell and the only one like that to cover Goose Green and Wireless Ridge. The only disappointment is the way the book fizzled out once Spud joined the SAS, from a literary point of view it would have great if he hadn't left the regiment before the Gulf War. Overall though it is a cracking read and a great insight not only into Goose Green but into the guys that fought it - well our guys anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Parachute Regiment 14 Sep 2009
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Ex-Para myself - many moons ago. This book was a great trip down memory lane. Well written, well priced, good read. Even if your an arm-chair soldier, it's a book well worth having in your collection. Enjoy!
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If you want an honest, no holds barred account of the Falklands War written by a 'Tom' on the ground in the thick of it, you won't find better than Nigel 'Spud' Elys' "For Queen and Country" Nigel takes the reader into the frightening realms of close quarter battle. This should be at the top of every Soldier's Book Collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 Aug 2014
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Brilliant read
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