Wearing the Green Beret: A Canadian with the Royal Marine Commandos
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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...more
Paperback, 301 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by McClelland & Stewart (first published January 1st 2011)
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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.
Andrew Horsfield
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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