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Wearing the Green Beret: A Canadian with the Royal Marine Commandos

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With the authenticity of Jarhead and Bravo Two Zero and the straight-up narrative of Contact Charlie, this military memoir describes what really goes on in the training of an elite soldier and his tours in Afghanistan.

In 2004, Jake Olafsen signed up for the Royal Marines Commandos. He left everything behind at home in Canada on the basis of a spur-of-the-moment decision. T
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ebook, 304 pages
Published January 18th 2011 by McClelland & Stewart (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jeremy
Aug 05, 2011 Jeremy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book grabs you from the start and won't let go. It is a story of a man on an amazing personal adventure, who wanted to serve with the best and had to work his ass off to do it. The training chapters are crazy and the author really brings home the intensity and complexities of the current Afghanistan conflict. A great read and a real eye-opener of what it takes to serve in an elite unit like the Royal Marines.
Suzette Goldsworthy
A great real account of the reality of a marine and soldier. Being an ex-service person myself I commend Jake for putting his reality while in service down on paper and sharing hopefully for those that dont have any service background to understand just what a soldier goes through in their journey from training to war. No dramatization just reality. Excellent read.
Andrew Horsfield
Aug 28, 2012 Andrew Horsfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining read because its about a guy my age, from near my home, joining the Royal Marine Commandos and going to Afghanistan. The author has a unique and humourous writing style.
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