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Geordie: SAS Fighting Hero [Kindle Edition]

Geordie Doran , Mike Morgan , Chris Ryan
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Geordie Doran ranks as one of the most remarkable fighting soldiers of the twentieth century. Growing up in Jarrow during the Depression years of the 1930s, Geordie worked briefly in a local factory. The lure of adventure prompted him, in 1946, to sign up as a private soldier. it was the first step in a career spanning 40 years in which he saw active service in Germany, Cyprus, the Korean War and Suez; he became an expert in jungle warfare in Malaya and in Borneo, as well as on special operations in the deserts of Oman and Yemen. Returning to England in the early 1970s, Geordie was interrogated by Special Branch about his secret activities in Yemen. Not long after, a serious road accident put paid to his frontline soldiering career but he found a new and vital role in the SAS, as a permanent staff instructor with 23 SAS (TA) training recruits. He left the SAS in 1972, but could not settle to civilian life. he found himself a job as a storeman in the SAS Quartermaster's stores - a job which lasted another 12 years until ill health kept him from marching to the nearest barracks to join up once more.

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About the Author

GEORDIE DORAN was born Francis William Joseph Doran. He had a tough working class upbringing in Jarrow before joining the Army in 1946. In a career spanning 40 years he saw active service in the infantry, the Parachute Regiment and the SAS. MIKE MORGAN is a senior journalist with the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette. He is a winner of the government's national Race in the Media Award for Campaigning Journalism and a former Yorkshire Press Awards News Reporter and News Feature Writer of the Year. Mike is the author of Sting of the Scorpion (2000), Daggers Drawn (2000) and D-Day Hero (2004) for Sutton. He lives in South Yorkshire.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2022 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; Reprint edition (26 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XH7OY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #174,333 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true legend!! 30 May 2012
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Now here is a book to get your teeth into. Geordie Doran is a very modest man who seemed almost uncomfortable with the title of legend but this is what he is.

The book gives great detail into some of the action and the truth that in fact sometimes there was no action just a lot of terrifying experiences. He diesn't try to over egg anything, it comes across in an honest and accurate portrail of a long and distinguished Army and Special Forces career.

I would have liked a little more info about basic training but overall a great book. He gets my vote for 5 stars

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Mike Morgan again captures the essence of a soldier's account during his time in the SAS. This book takes the reader from the North East to the Far East and beyond in a gripping account of adventure, courage, bravery and sheer determination in extreme conditions to get the job done. A witty and honest account of a true Soldier. This is a must for anyone interested in the factual accounts of the Legendary SAS.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MEN LIKE GEORDIE MADE THE SAS LEGENDARY! 6 July 2007
As a Special Forces operator I have served with and read the exploits of extraordinary warriors and can tell you the story of Geordie is the benchmark all operators the world over should strive to be or be compared to. Geordie in his long history within the British 22 Special Air Service (SAS) has set the standard and shows us why the SAS is world respected in the special operations community. Before getting into the Geordies exploits with the SAS, Morgan gives the reader some insights of the times covering the early Cold War and the various brush fire conflicts fleering up all over the globe like the Malayan and Kenya Emergences, which leads the reader into Geordies service with the PARAs in Cyprus. All of which sets the tone of the writing and sets up Geordies desire to serve with the SAS. This book covers some of the known exploits of the SAS but with way more vivid insight then must historical works. This book covers some minor details about Para training and SAS selection course not seen in other works. I really enjoyed chapter seven on selection with its detail on the "Fan Dance." Following chapter covers Malaya. Again I enjoyed reading the detail used to explain counter-tracking methods and the patrol routine for jungle living in the hostile rain forest they operated in for weeks on end. The remainder of the book covers little known details involving SAS actions in Oman, Kenya, Borneo, Yemen and the world famous Iranian Embassy seizure that put the SAS in the public eye. As well the there is some extensive information on SAS parachute and driving training and employment from conception of the employment of high altitude parachuting to the adoption of the first modern SAS mobility vehicle (modified Landrover) with its direct linage to the LRDG "pink panthers. Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another SAS collectors item 3 Jan. 2010
By Atha
Having a similar north England background I was intrigued to read his early accounts of NE England, moving into his military career.
Much of his early experiences must have been written from memory because I know of no non-officers who have kept a log, but it adds to the realism of life experiences.
Its a very interesting account of years in the regulars then the Paras and lastly '22', and having read dozens of other 22 books, find this probably the best written I've come across.
I dont know how much of this is down to his writer but its a wonderful account of military goings on behind the scenes. Being threatened to be RTU'd because he didn't wear his beret on exercises shows how even '22' can be subject to the same bs that is evident elsewhere in the services.
A great book, not be lent away for fear of being witheld.
Not to be missed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow !! 5 Oct. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
this man must have 9 lives!! a stunning read. a superb soldier and such a modest man too. the men who were trained by geordie must have great, fond memories of him. a true hero.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! 22 Jan. 2013
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This is probably one of the best books I have read in a long time! No gung ho waffle. "Geordie" tells his story with no unecassary embelishments, no hype. Each action is described extremely well making the reader "feel" the situation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read 2 Oct. 2012
By Jan
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Such a good read and nice to know that our security is in the hands of such brave men.
Many campaigns I didn't even know the UK were involved in. Very interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars decent book 6 Jan. 2013
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i read this book and expected slightly better. there were some exciting parts but lots of not so bits and towards the end i was becoming a bit bored, SORRY!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Published 1 month ago by brian causer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Fantastic SAS account gives good insights in conflicts that aren't well known. Being from co durham he born just the road from me.

Published 5 months ago by stu
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book.
During the 1990's while still serving, I was fortunate to meet Geordie once, at a Regimental Weekend up in the NE and I was very impressed by how down to earth the man was given... Read more
Published 8 months ago by D. E. Lingard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
received on time as described would recommend to all
Published 9 months ago by keith fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice read.
Published 10 months ago by Yogi.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story with humility and humour. Not sure about ...
Fascinating story with humility and humour. Not sure about the description of Bordon as I was based there in the REME but it made me smile and Geordie was probably there when the... Read more
Published 10 months ago by S. Newton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
GR8 Book,cheers.
Published 12 months ago by gordon wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 13 months ago by scotty0707
5.0 out of 5 stars Admiration
total admiration and respect. a tale of true heroism
from a gentleman that I would like to have met. thank you for sharing your story with us.
Published 19 months ago by JAMES MURRAY
5.0 out of 5 stars great historical SAS read
Great book, you really can't help but read on! Great historical data which was concise and interesting great work and a true legend
Published 20 months ago by Duncan
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