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Description - Fighting Scared by Robin Horsfall

Robin Horsfall shot and killed one of the leading terrorists inside the Iranian Embassy when the SAS stormed the building. He served with the SAS during the Falklands War and on subsequent counter-terrorist operations. He tells his personal odyssey from boy-soldier to paratrooper with insight and wisdom. His enemies were not just terrorists: he fought the institutionalized brutality of the Parachute Regiment -- and his own inner demons. He learned the difference between physical and moral courage; between officers who expect you to be ready to die for them, and those who actually want you to get killed so they can win a medal. It's an action-packed narrative, but much more than another RAMBO-style romp. Robin reveals some painful truths, not least the ordinary SAS men's view of General de la Billiere and his orders for a kamikaze mission to Argentina. This is the best, no-holds barred, personal account of an SAS trooper ever published.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780304364626
ISBN-10: 0304364622
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cassell Military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robin Horsfall

Robin Horsfall joined the Army as a boy soldier then served in 2 Para in Northern Ireland during the mid-1970s. He joined the SAS in time to storm the Iranian Embassy and serve during the Falklands. After leaving the army he worked as Dodi Fayed's bodyguard and fought as a mercenary in Sri Lanka and Mozambique. He is now a very successful karate teacher in London and is married with four children.