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The Regiment: The Real Story of the SAS

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On 4 May 1980, seven terrorists holding twenty-one people captive in the Iranian Embassy in London’s Prince’s Gate, executed their first hostage. They threatened to kill another hostage every thirty minutes until their demands were met. Minutes later, armed men in black overalls and balaclavas shimmied down the roof on ropes and burst in through windows and doors. In secon ...more
Paperback, 656 pages
Published May 15th 2008 by Penguin (first published November 1st 2007)
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rabbitprincess
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: military history buffs
Recommended to rabbitprincess by: impulse library borrow
For me reading this book followed the same pattern as The Defence of the Realm, by Christopher Andrew: a nice fat non-fiction tome about British intelligence/military history that I tucked into with abandon at first but then had to stop reading as I found myself becoming almost uncomfortably overstuffed with information. But oh, what information! I loved the tales of derring-do, especially those of Paddy Mayne, he who ripped out aircraft instrument panels with his bare hands, blew up a railway l ...more
Filth Ritual
I am revisting this book simply because of my current borderline obsession with T.E. Lawrence and Asher's thorough biography of him that I am currently reading. This book first came to my attention when I was seeking out information, books, history's etc of the British SAS as told by former memembers. At the time I believe my SAS book collection to number only a dozen or so books (now closer to 50)and was keen to learn of Asher's experiences, interpretations of events and personal reflections. A ...more
Jim Heivilin
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This appears to be a concise history of the Special Air Service. It's good reading and I enjoyed it, however I would like to find out more about the author's background to lend more validity to the later chapters (primarily the period after the Falkland's War) since there seem to be so many conflicting accounts of later SAS history.

When I got past all the illustrations I found the footnotes and references so it is well researched. That makes me more confidant of his information.
Martin
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the most complete history of the SAS I have seen. It follows all the ops, all the personalities. Written by an ex member, this history has all the successes and all the mistake writ large. I totally enjoyed reading it and think almost anyone would have a great time with this book. And a must-have for any wargamer/military history enthusiast....
David
Dec 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
These guys run an ultra with a 50kg bergen on their backs, kill themselves physically and then have the mental capacity to begin their jobs.
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Michael Asher is an author, historian, deep ecologist, and notable desert explorer who has covered more than 30,000 miles on foot and camel. He spent three years living with a traditional nomadic tribe in Sudan.

Michael Asher was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, in 1953, and attended Stamford School. At 18 he enlisted in the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, and saw active service in Northern Ir
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