Shoot to Kill
Journey Through Violence
By (author) Michael Asher
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Shoot to Kill by Michael Asher
Book DescriptionMichael Asher's investigation into the famous SAS operation, THE REAL BRAVO TWO ZERO was one of the Sunday Times top ten best-selling titles in 2002. In SHOOT TO KILL he reveals his own military background: how he joined the elite 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment and later, the SAS. Told he would fail the arduous training regime, he proved them all wrong and earned his 'wings' and red beret. Michael Asher served in Northern Ireland with the Paras at the height of the IRA campaigns of the 1970s. He witnessed the result of using highly-motivated assault troops in 'peacekeeping operations'. His depiction of the strengths and weaknesses of the British Army's elite airborne forces comes from his personal experience of what it was like for ordinary soldiers. From the Paras to the SAS and then service with the Special Patrol Group in Northern Ireland, Michael Asher's military odyssey eventually led him to leave the forces for a new life in the Sudanese desert. This is a unique military memoir of a precocious and perceptive young man who joined the toughest army regiment in the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780304366286
(199mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cassell military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Asher
Death or Glory IV: Code of Combat, Paperback (November 2014)
Italy, 1943 - SAS Captain Tom Caine is being held captive by Nazis forces. While imprisoned he befriends another member of the SAS - one who has heard a rumour. The operative knows the location of an ancient codex. A codex he claims will lead them to the location of the original texts of Tacitus' Germania.
Death or Glory III: Highroad to Hell, Paperback (November 2012)
The Allies' advance is halted by determined Axis forces. The 8th Army has no choice but to outflank the enemy along their Mareth line in the hellish Matmata hills. On a mission to safeguard this movement, Captain Tom Caine's SAS patrol is diverted by a strange emergency signal that draws them to a derelict aircraft and a mysterious black box.
Death or Glory I: The Last Commando, Paperback (February 2010)
Libya, 1942 - Rommel's Africa Korps is sweeping across the desert. Ragged Allied forces are being torn apart in brutal fire-fights on the scorched sands. A desperate message to the Prime Minister is entrusted to First Officer Madeleine Rose, WRNS. Her codename: Runefish.
Regiment, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Michael Asher
SAS has been playing a discreet role almost everywhere Britain had fought since World War II, and had been the prototype of all modern special forces units throughout the world. This book examines the evolution of the special forces idea and investigates the real story behind the military legend of the late twentieth century.
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Author Biography - Michael Asher
Michael Asher served in the Parachute Regiment and SAS. A fluent Arab speaker, he has lived for years among the Bedouin peoples. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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