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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Milo Books (1 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903854229
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903854228
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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Having read many 'hoolie' books, I started reading No Retreat with a certain amount of scepticism. This new genre looks to promote and tittilate us with tales of mindless violence where the only winners are the author's 'lads'. No Retreat certainly does not fall into this trap. Whilst it does describe scenes of graphic violence, it puts the behaviour of anti-fascist organisations in a context that, to many people was justifiable in combating fascism on our streets. The style of writing that both authors adopt is exciting and stimulating.
Having limited my reading on this subject to the books written by the far-right, this was a refreshing insight into how two ordinary members of our society took a stand to defend what they passionately believed in.
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This is like one of these boring football hooligan books where the author and his mates are the hardest, funniest most charismatic men on earth and the opposition are the complete opposite.
Im glad Nazis got their arses kicked but I refuse to believe that they got their arses kicked on every single occasion the author was involved no matter how much the odds were stacked against them. If your going to tell a story about this sort of thing then at least giving the book a bit of creditability by not making out that the good guys were unbeatable in street violence and the bad guys were simply whipping boys.
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By A Customer on 19 Jan. 2004
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I originally only read this book on the strength of someone else's recommendation. I'd been warned that it was both very laddish and violent, and being female with pacifist tendencies I had misgivings that I may not be the intended target audience. But armed with this knowledge I thought I'd give it a whirl and I've got to say I was surprised and fascinated by its contents.
I'm not a huge fan of the hoolie-fan genre and whilst there are certain elements of that in the book it's also much more than that. Somehow despite numerous graphic accounts of twenty-five years worth of brawls, the violence does not seem wholly gratuitous, maybe because when it's being doled out against fascists it seems so much more deserved.
Living in the North West the book seemed especially pertinent, prior to reading this book I knew only the scantest details about the activities of the relevant organisations, and was naively unaware that much of this was occurring on my own doorstep, and of how ordinary working class fishmongers and plasterers could make a difference, so it proved to be something of an educational eye opener.
Despite my lack of knowledge the book was certainly accessible and it's fast pace and sharp, punchy style meant that I couldn't put it down. Given the nature of the material I hardly expected the book to have a comedic bent but at times I did find myself laughing aloud, so every credit to it's authors for achieving this...
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I found this one is a diversion from football hooliganism into random skinhead violence. This book typifies the way the UK has pandered to PC plebs by out-kicking, out-fighting and out-smashing everything they oppose. What a shame these guys, Dave Hann and Steve Tilzey don't stick up for their own. Turgid ramblings that do their best to atone for the random violence. Poor.
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This book is a great read, as a member of Manchester AFA
in the early to mid 1990s, I was introduced to Manchester
AFA by members of my family who played
important roles in the organization so I feel I
can with some authority verify that the book if anything
understated their success in beating the nazis off the
streets...
I feel that both authors personalities come across
well in their writing, and that the book, unlike
some of the football hooligan type of book to come
out of late, tries not to revel in gung ho BS and
does indeed tell it like it was during those times.
There were times that AFA were outnumbered by the
enemy such as the battle of Waterloo but managed to
beat them by their belief and the fact they were
inaudated with a large lunatic fringe (Gary the Axe
should and could write his own book!)
Steve Tilzeys account of the wars with the NF
in the 1970s was facsinating and having prior
knowledge of the battles with the BNP in East
Lancashire in the 1990s Dave Hann tells his story
in an accurate and humourous way.
You want a fat free account of a true account for
a change and want to be entertained at the same time
then you can't do better than this book.
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Coming from the north i was involved in afa during the 1990's. I was at some of the incidents reported in the book and certainly heard about many of the others at the time. The book is pretty accurate and ties in well with what i remember at the time. It's also good that the book discusses Afa's demise at the hands of Red Action. It would have been interesting to hear more about other groups in the North, such as Leeds and Newcastle, but i guess thats for another book. Well worth a read and a useful document of our country's hidden history.
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By A Customer on 27 Feb. 2005
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No Retreat gripped me from start to finish. I have some knowledge of the events described in this book, but knew little of the detail and background information that make this such an important historical document. Full marks to the authors for saving and documenting a slice of real working class history. This is as real as it comes. There is no fluffy, give-peace-a-chance, liberal do-gooder nonsense from these lads, just a warts and all re-telling of a war between anti-fascists and fascists that was at times bloody and vicious. Told in a style that is a cross between pub war-stories and gallow's humour I found I could not put the book down and stayed up all night to finish it. It's that good!!!
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