Eye of the Storm: Twenty-five Years in Action with the SAS

Eye of the Storm Twenty five Years in Action with the SAS Peter Ratcliffe served in the SAS for years Blooded in Oman in the s he also saw action in Northern Ireland in the Falklands War and in the Gulf campaign From his early days in the Paras to

  • Title: Eye of the Storm: Twenty-five Years in Action with the SAS
  • Author: Peter Ratcliffe Noel Botham
  • ISBN: 9781843170525
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Peter Ratcliffe served in the SAS for 25 years Blooded in Oman in the 1970s, he also saw action in Northern Ireland, in the Falklands War, and in the Gulf campaign From his early days in the Paras to his time as Regimental Sergeant Major in the Gulf, he has lived and fought by the motto, Who Dares Wins This is his insider s account of that exceptional career FastpacePeter Ratcliffe served in the SAS for 25 years Blooded in Oman in the 1970s, he also saw action in Northern Ireland, in the Falklands War, and in the Gulf campaign From his early days in the Paras to his time as Regimental Sergeant Major in the Gulf, he has lived and fought by the motto, Who Dares Wins This is his insider s account of that exceptional career Fastpaced, earthy, dramatic, funny, occasionally disturbing, it is laced with firsthand descriptions of ferocious and bloody fighting, sudden death, and incredible heroism, and peopled with a cast of extraordinary individuals Beyond that, however, it corrects many of the distortions and exaggerations of other books, and explodes several long standing myths about the Regiment Here at last is the authentic voice of the SAS.

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    • Walter Stevens says:

      This book was a disappointment. While Peter Ratcliffe must be a highly accomplished individual, his choice of what to include and what not to, was most frustrating! For example, he spent a great deal of time on some of the minutiae of his joining the Army, his progression through the Paras to the SAS, but doesn't really cover what for him were the events that shaped his opinions. He spouts the usual stuff about SAS being "the best SF unit in the world" but much of his operational reporting is of [...]

    • Rod says:

      An insight to those who protect us.I found this book to be an insight to the high standards of the men in the SAS. A book that shows the work of this unit from the 1970s. I enjoyed the modest writing of the author and his knowledge of the actions the SAD were engaged in. Setting the facts of those years and correcting the information of other WAS author's was exceptional. I find the book to be gripping and one I know I will read again and again.

    • Richard van Balen says:

      Picked this up in the sale being curious about the content not realizing it was an auto biography. Personally I enjoy these kind of books, the writer seems straight forward and does a good job telling the story of his life. A good read for everyone interested in the business that make institutions like the SAS what they are. This makes the dragging story, especially near the end of the book, something that can be forgiven.A massive let down, and something that can not be forgiven is that apparen [...]

    • Thomas says:

      A Good Read for interested in Military LiteratureA good account of life in the regiment detailing in great detail the planning and execution of missions. The author is a born story-teller often elaborating or explaining reasons for decisions. As some others have said the author quite happily reveals the reality of war and how things don't often go to plan. Many authors in this arena would have you believe the SAS operates with a cinematic flare - but as is rightly pointed out this is not the cas [...]

    • Helen says:

      This is well written and a very "enjoyable" read. I was hooked and found the writer to be likeable and straight forward. My dad read this and urged me to read it and then pestered me for it back do he could re-read it!!He is ex RAF and is fussy when it comes to military writers. Highly recommend. His parts about Mcnab and Ryan are very interesting

    • S. says:

      Interesting book. It gets a little long-winded at points, but I enjoyed it none-the-less.I would recommend it for anyone interested in military books.

    • Texascub says:

      Interesting book. It gets a little long-winded at points, but I enjoyed it none-the-less.

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