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Funny, honest and intelligent: a fascinating insight into the world of the Royal Marines Commando.,
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A fascinating book on many levels, and shows the value of a service career to a bright young lad from a less than conventional and settled background. The thought of any of the 16 year olds I know going through CTC, when most can't find their arse with a map, and the unavailability of wifi and a soya latte is considered major hardship, is amusing to say the least. The training regime is brutal, but it is clearly so for a reason. Firstly, it weeds out the guys who haven't quite got the requisite mettle, and that's as much it seems, if not more, about mental toughness than muscles, and secondly, it encourages a self reliance, but in the context of a team - who look out for each other, which I would imagine is critical in a combat situation.
Humorous, smart, short on dick swinging bravado, and self deprecatory -this is fascinating read and I'm very much looking forward to part two. Recommended.
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Initial post: 28 Jul 2014 11:36:37 BDT
Mark Time says:
Well, what can I say to such a wonderful review? Thank you would be a good start, but may I just say I really appreciate your feedback, glad you understood my intent and recognised the underlying ethos, and grateful you took the time to write.
Once again, many thanks.
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