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SAS Heroes: Remarkable Soldiers, Extraordinary Men (General Military) [Kindle Edition]

Pete Scholey , Frederick Forsyth
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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From WWII to Iraq the SAS has been at the forefront of armed conflict, though most people wouldn’t realise it was even there. Universally acknowledged as the best special forces in the world, every member of the Regiment is a hero in his own right. However, even amongst these remarkable soldiers there are those who stand out. SAS Heroes contains former SAS soldier Pete Scholey’s memories of 20 such warriors who are true heroes, although many were never recognised as such during their lives or even in death. It is a collection of stories about special forces soldiers who fought for their country with no desire to be famous, fêted or rewarded, some of whom died in action. A few received medals, and all earned the respect and admiration of their fellow soldiers.

Foreword by Frederick Forsyth

About the Author

Pete Scholey was lucky enough to discover what he wanted to do with his life at a young age, and he stuck with it. He was, as he put it, 'a lifer' in the most respected, admired and toughest British Army regiment, the SAS. For 20 years Pete served in some of the world's most hostile terrain, patrolling, cooking, fighting, fixing and even laughing as enemy soldiers sought to expel him and his small band of fellow soldiers from whatever foxhole, jungle or sand dune that they were holed up in.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3658 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (20 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006J7P04E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and a thoroughly good read 9 Oct 2013
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Mr Scholey knew most of the soldiers mentioned here personally and the accounts of exploits, some of which are still mostly unknown to the general public, make for enthralling reading. By telling the stories of those within the SAS of the time, to whom he has given his respect, he lets the public know what a fellow SAS soldier values as true courage. These are the unsung heroes who, it could be argued, deserve to be recognised for their daring and bravery, and yet who remain largely anonymous. They have not sought publicity or to make money out of their time in the SAS, some of them having been SAS career soldiers for many years. What comes across is the modesty and true grit of these men and how much we owe them for their unseen battles on behalf of their country.

A book I can recommend without hesitation for its honesty, the careful research and astonishing stories of true-life experiences. A credit to the author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more detail but interesting stories 20 Jan 2013
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I picked this up as I love real life stories of what special forces and similar actually get up to. This book doesn't disappoint in that regard and the stories come across as honest and authentic. However, to push it on to the next level, the stories and missions recounted who'd have benefitted from more detail and insight to further draw you in. Instead, it can see a bit like it's relying on hearsay but with gaps filled in using the author's experience/imagination to paint the picture.

However, there are some fascinating insights and some great real heroic characters and I've enjoyed reading about them. As said by a previous reviewer, the chapters can be a samey as they follow a similar trend. However, I have found this can also be a strength, as you can finish a chapter and go back into the next one at your leisure when you fancy another chunk of it, so it's good for periodic reading.

Personally, I'd like to have been drawn into the battles/missions a bit more, rather than feeling like I was reading an account, but it's still a good read and respect to the author for all he and his mates encountered, which was pretty darn intense.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine tales of brave men. 6 Jun 2013
By Janie S
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It's so easy to be blase about men who go off and carry the flag into war, but anyone who knows anything about the SAS knows that they are an extraordinary band of truly brave men who earn all the praise they so richly deserve, going about their work in an utterly professional manner and not broadcasting their exploits to the rest of us mere mortals. We owe them a debt of gratitude beyond words. May they continue in their fight against terrorism across the globe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SAS 6 Jun 2013
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Excellent insight into the extraordinary bravery of our special forces. Many of the conflicts come as a surprise as they are not generally known.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 26 Jan 2013
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Great tribute to friends and colleagues the author lived and fought with, thank God there are men of such skill and courage
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SAS Heroes 10 April 2013
By ian72
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A very good collection of stories from the SAS written by a former trooper himself who in the main has personal knowledge of most of the men mentioned in the book. Reccomended
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5.0 out of 5 stars True Heros 31 Jan 2014
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This book makes you proud to be British. The modest recognition these hero's obtained makes a mockery of the UK honours system, with footballers and showbiz `stars` being knighted for their work.
Great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 20 Jun 2014
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Was really interested in reading about SAS Heroes: Remarkable Soldiers. Extraordinary Men (General Military) Learnt a lot and much food for thought.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Veery enjoyable.
Published 7 days ago by KENNETH CLARKE
4.0 out of 5 stars Heroes All
This is an excellent first-hand account of the dangers that these extraordinary men endure so that we can live in peace. We all owe them a debt that can never be re-paid.
Published 26 days ago by W. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Book
Published 1 month ago by J W Burkitt
5.0 out of 5 stars What would we do without. 22 Regment
Many stories have been told before but still stand retelling many a brave man give there all for us. My thanks to them.
Published 1 month ago by 60thman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant
Published 2 months ago by Graham morgan
2.0 out of 5 stars A book about his friends in the SAS
There are much better books out there. No denying how good the SAS are, but this just seems to be a book about his friends, not SAS heroes or legendary members. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
Pete has done a creditable job of outlining the history of twenty or so SAS soldiers, many of whom he has personally served with, in a clear way. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Raymond Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I liked this book I felt I was there it was great reading it I like true stories I will guy more
Published 4 months ago by coli james campbell
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
Good and interesting insight - a lot of the stories overlap and you get the same thing 2 or 3 times. Good for anyone interested in the realities of special forces operations.
Published 5 months ago by Caroline Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
At times, moving - considering the personal sacrifices that have been given by the brave and courageous men of the SAS. The chapter on Labalaba in particular was enthralling! Read more
Published 5 months ago by james morfett
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