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Soldier I - The Story of an SAS Hero (General Military) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Kennedy , Pete Winner
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"Pete's journey through life is not always going forward, nor always going backward, but filled with the ups and downs we all go through. It is a good commentary on dealing with the system and the pitfalls of bucking that system." www.mataka.org, June 2010

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With a foreword by Andy McNab

'The SAS; no publicity, no media. We move in silently, do our job, and melt away into the background. If you have the stamina, the willpower and the guts, we’ll welcome you with open arms and you one of us. And if you haven’t, then it’s been very nice knowing you.'

Eighteen years in the SAS saw Pete Winner, codenamed Soldier ‘I’, survive the savage battle of Mirbat, parachute into the icy depths of the South Atlantic at the height of the Falklands War, and storm the Iranian Embassy during the most famous hostage crisis in the modern world. For the first time Pete also details his close-protection work around the world, from the lawless streets of Moscow to escorting aid convoys into war-torn Bosnia. He also unveils the problems of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder faced by many Special Forces veterans, and how he battled his own demons to continue his roller-coaster career. This is his story, written with a breathtaking take-no-prisoners attitude that brings each death-defying episode vividly to life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1129 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (8 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004O0TU7G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,257 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An EXCELLENT read 4 Aug 2011
Format:Paperback
Above all, I am very impressed by Kennedy`s writing and am hoping to find more material by him. He vividly depicts not just the
excitement of soldiering but also the boredoms and frustrations. The descriptions of desperate battles and the storming of
the Iranian Embassy are exhilarating. Problems relating specifically to the soldier, his struggles with civilian life on leaving the army
and with post-combat stress are extremely well handled by Mr. Kennedy. I would recommend this book Soldier `I` to anyone with
an interest in warfare.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Originals 22 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
I read this book as a very young soldier in the Paras with no aspirations at the time of joining the Regiment. This book was the first of the biographies that explained who and what the Regiment was about for those that could only stand in their shadows.

Someone on this review gave the novel three stars because the author only fought in two actions; Mirbat and "a small role" in the Iranian Embassy. Make no mistake, Mirbat is a regimental legend and the Iranian Embassy Siege (however small a part - could there be one?) changed the Regiment's image across the world stage forever. Small part? Two actions? Far from true.

One of the original stories from inside the SAS and still a benchmark for other true (and some untrue) stories.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest and gutsy 26 Jun 2011
Format:Paperback
A really good read. An honest and gutsy account of life in the Special Forces. These guys are real heroes - why is it our country celebrates their successes but treats them so shabbily
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The author of this book is the 'real deal'... 17 April 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Well written, revealing and breathtakingly realistically described, especially a rare eyewitness account of the 'Battle of Mirbat'. Soldier "I" has been through it all, from Aden through Falklands, Embassy siege, Gibraltar. Very near the top in its genre.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read from a national hero 12 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
This excellent book rattles on at a cracking pace as the author describes his astonishing career in the special forces.
I don't usually go for this type of book but Pete Winner was not just an heroic soldier but he is also a wonderful storyteller. I could not put it down.
We need a land that is fit for heroes and men like Pete Winner are the real life heroes who can make it so.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read 15 Aug 2010
Format:Paperback
Just a brilliant read. Captivating, real, raw, tragic and funny. Pete's recollection of the Battle of Mirbat is breathtaking, as is his account of the Iranian Embassy assault. As someone who watched it live on TV it's great to read the story of the people I was watching. But there's more to it than just the high-profile operations the public hears about. This isn't macho self-glorification, it's a true story written by someone who was there. Highly recommended. I defy anyone not to be moved by the last paragraph.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing story 27 Jun 2010
By neil
Format:Paperback
I couldn't put this book down.
What a truly amazing story of an SAS Hero. I really am amazed how anyone could make it alive through any of the stories in this book, let alone all of them.
Soldier I is a true SAS Hero. ( 5 stars )
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soldier I SAS 14 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback
I personnally know this superb soldier having served with him for 6 years. Everything he has written is absolutely true and none of it is exagerrated. We had many adventures togather some of which are unmentionable.He is a man of great humour and wit. He is also someone who would never walk away when trouble comes knocking on your door. a great patriot and fighter for justice. The book is a warts and all read and is a must
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Good read
Published 3 months ago by J G Macknight
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
arrived i9n good order and on time
Published 3 months ago by karen scotland
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
what an absolute legend brave courageous and hilarious
an inspiration for me joining the British army you must get this book
Published 5 months ago by Danny
5.0 out of 5 stars The proffesional
Well written biography, clear cut without exaggeration. An honest account of a professional in service and the aftermath upon leaving.
Published 6 months ago by Donald Alan Monro
5.0 out of 5 stars Soldier I by Andy McNab
Excellent read. good stories with lots of detailed explanations.
Another success for this popular author. Looking forward to his next book
Published 7 months ago by Stewart Christie
4.0 out of 5 stars good insight
Well told story of a soldier in the army and out , good example of what really goes on in the lives of our military . Only criticism is was not long enough.
Published 7 months ago by walter menzies
5.0 out of 5 stars Snappers roller coaster career
Snappers tails of fun and games in UKSF. The battle of Mirbat, The Iranian embassy siege and then working on the Circuit... A Great Character and a Great Read........
Published 7 months ago by Michael Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I always enjoy these type of books as I have such a high regard for what these guys do, often without any public recognition. I would recommend this book
Published 8 months ago by Steve
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
Fascinating insight into the world of an Ex SAS trooper and how we, the establishment and society, cast these good people to one side after all they have done to protect us.
Published 8 months ago by Neil Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Soldier 'I': the Story of an SAS Hero: From Mirbat to the...
I saw it, I ordered it, I paid for it and it came. Brilliant. What more can you wish for.
Published 8 months ago by Bill
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