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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (10 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846039959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846039959
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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The true story of a legendary SAS soldier who participated in the battle of Mirbat and assaulted the Iranian Embassy to free the hostages held within.

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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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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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An enjoyable book to anyone interested in the characters behind the SAS and their exploits - but to my mind, the background and events marred by the ever-increasing element of self justification and explanations in mitigation that creep in.
More and more ex SAS members are leaping onto the lucrative bandwagon of telling "their story" and almost inevitably, the standards are going to decrease, because it is but a new slant n the same story as related by many others before.
Perhaps the most interesting elements rlate to the composition of the man behind the events, rather than the events themselves..
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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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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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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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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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In stark contrast to the awful American Sniper and Seal Team Six where the writers continually wallow in their own brilliance this man takes a far more down to earth and philosophical viewpoint on his own life in the special forces.
I don't know why I didn't give it a 5, maybe it lacked the extreme tension I am sure the situations deserved, maybe because what us lucky civilians call extreme the SAS call routine, but don't let that out you off. It's a riveting read and I would definitely read it again..
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