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SAS Heroes: Remarkable Soldiers, Extraordinary Men (General Military)

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

Pete Scholey , Frederick Forsyth
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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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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 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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1 of 1 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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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 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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 4 Jun 2014
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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. He is careful to demystify the belief that the SAS soldiers are supermen and you close the book realising that they are just very good soldiers who are consummate professionals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 21 days 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 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago by james morfett
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Just wanted to buy the boom, not write a long story ability
Out why I bought it. Thus us not nesessary
Published 4 months ago by Brian Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Sas Heroes: Remarkable Soldiers, Extraordinary Men.
Whilst I understand this may not be to everyone`s taste, I really enjoyed it. Tells the stories of individual Soldiers and what, where and how they did their duty. Read more
Published 4 months ago by carole smith
5.0 out of 5 stars to very brave soldiers
To anyone who is proud of the armed forces, these men are remarkable to say the least,so proud to be British.they are beyond doubt fantastic men.
Published 4 months ago by adger
3.0 out of 5 stars The old and Bold
So many heroes and all of them, different except for their determination. Blair Mayne was the star; how he did not get a VC I shall never know.
Published 5 months ago by G. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
a good cross section of sas missions spanning their history.Some of these missions are covered in greater depth in other books.
Published 6 months ago by kenneth campbell
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