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Redback One: The true story of an Australian SAS hero [Kindle Edition]

Robert Macklin
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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 like to live, eat and breathe SAS.

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Explosive SAS action in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

About the Author

Robert Macklin is a Canberra-based journalist and co-authored the best selling SAS SNIPER with Rob Maylor. His most recent book is DARK PARADISE.

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By Paul T
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Like other reviewers I was eagerly awaiting the release of this book given that there is not allot of literature about the SASR. I was also keen to compare what I had already read about the UK and USA's SOF given the reputation of the SASR. While this book covers Clint's career I felt that it was no where near detailed enough - especially within the description of Clints participation of the operations in Timor and Afghanistan. Unfortunately I found the book to be vary vague and does not do any justice to what was probably a very interesting and honorable career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 Feb. 2015
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A great read and I'd highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the military. Robert takes you through his life and career in the SASR, the highs and the lows.

His career has been one of adventure, fear and excitement rolled into one. He also talks about how his career not only affect his mental health but also how it affected his wife.

A truly great read and insight into the life of an SASR soldier. A truly great guy and a real hero.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 April 2014
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The book give you an insight in the life of the soldier and his wife they have both come or are slowly get back on track but it is like all governments across the world they train you then shot on you when you get out
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 Nov. 2014
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First class read
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not Good 4 May 2014
By Mike - Published on
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A very poor explanation of what could have been a good story. Lots of professional ex SASR have fully explained "Selection". Despite one of the objectives was to explain the symptoms of PTSD however this was barely covered. There was little explanation of events that occurred in the various wars, just bits and pieces. Not only was the story most unprofessional but the Kindle cost was excessive. I served for many years in Australian Special Forces.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Redback One 30 April 2014
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I felt he held back on detail when in the Gulf and Afghanistan , making his story a wee bit underdone.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 28 Jun. 2014
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A sensitive account of PTSD that hopefully helps the ADF sit up and address the issue.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Isiders View Of The Australian SAS 21 May 2014
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Not only does the book speak very personally about how and why the man chose to become an SAS soldier but it also highlights the other side of war experience...don't wish too hard for what you want, or you may actually get it, hence part of the book looks at the dark side, coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
A must read for anyone contemplating serving with Special Forces
4.0 out of 5 stars There's always consequences 30 Mar. 2015
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This book gives some insight into the affect on families that military service may incur. A good story about service in the SASR and the possible mental consequences that are most often quite intangible. Lacking in some detail about the military deployments, but I guess I'm his is of necessity for SASR tactical confidentiality.
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