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SAS - First Man Through the Door: The Inside Story of the Most Successful SAS Raid in the History of the Regiment

SAS - First Man Through the Door: The Inside Story of the Most Successful SAS Raid in the History of the Regiment

In August 2000, the West Side Boys kidnapped and tortured eleven Royal Irish Rangers who were members of a UN Peacekeeping Force. The British Government ordered a Special Forces attack on the rebel base camp with the specific intention of giving the West Side Boys 'a bloody nose'... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781845963347
Published 7 November 2008 by Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Keane, Vinnie
By Pacino, Andy
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ISBN-13 9781845963347
ISBN-10 1845963342
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Mainstream Publishing
Publication Date 7 November 2008
International Publication Date 2 October 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Keane, Vinnie
By Pacino, Andy
Category True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Military History
Special & Elite Forces
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 966.404092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

By 2000, civil war had been raging in the tiny diamond-rich country of Sierra Leone for ten years. The people there had endured unimaginable violence and were at the mercy of the uncontrollable rebel force, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). During this reign of terror, a splinter group calling themselves the West Side Boys formed. They modelled themselves on American rap stars and lived their lives through gun-law, violence and terror. They recruited teenagers and child soldiers, many of whom were forced by their elder 'officers' to rape and murder members of their own families in order to traumatise them into fighting for the rebel cause.In August 2000, the West Side Boys kidnapped and tortured eleven Royal Irish Rangers who were members of a UN Peacekeeping Force. The British Government ordered a Special Forces attack on the rebel base camp with the specific intention of giving the West Side Boys 'a bloody nose'. There could be only one outcome: the annihilation of the West Side Boys. Days later, the SAS stormed the jungle camp and after rescuing the hostages they went on to obliterate almost the entire rebel force, bringing to an end the decade-long civil war. SAS: First Man Through the Door is the only first-hand account of this daring mission.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Vinnie Keane is an ex-member of the Special Forces. He now works as a security consultant. Andy Pacino is also the author of Sir Alex, United and Me, which documents his passion for Manchester United.

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