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5.0 out of 5 stars
DILIGENT AND FACTUAL, 20 Dec. 2011
I have read a number of books by Hamish Ross and found them all to be factual and well written. I have also been a guest at the Special Forces Club in London when he spoke about Paddy Mayne prior to the publication of the book. Hamish Ross is a diligent and softly spoken Scotsman who spent hours sorting through old SAS and Mayne Family records to unearth some new and interesting angles. He spoke clearly and with impressive detail. The Mayne family were equally impressed with the results.
With this book Hamish has the advantage of Fred still being alive and sound of mind, a bonus when trying to eek out the facts of recent military history.
Fred is an SAS legend and was involved in Operation Barras in Sierra Leone.
I think these two men have no axe to grind or no point to prove.
It is simply a factual and historical record on an extraordinary man in a little known profession and I would recommend it to anyone.