SAS Ultimate Guide to Combat: How to Fight and Survive in Modern Warfare [NOOK Book]

Overview

'I'm not going to teach you how to survive in snowy mountains with only a tea bag; this book will teach you how to fight and survive war in the 21st century.'--Robert Stirling, from the Introduction

In the tradition of John 'Lofty' Wiseman's SAS Survival Handbook comes a new combat handbook from a seasoned speical forces soldier. Whereas Wiseman initiated hundreds of thousands of readers to the survival techniques developed by the SAS in far-flung covert ops in Burma, the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere, ...
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SAS Ultimate Guide to Combat: How to Fight and Survive in Modern Warfare

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Overview

'I'm not going to teach you how to survive in snowy mountains with only a tea bag; this book will teach you how to fight and survive war in the 21st century.'--Robert Stirling, from the Introduction

In the tradition of John 'Lofty' Wiseman's SAS Survival Handbook comes a new combat handbook from a seasoned speical forces soldier. Whereas Wiseman initiated hundreds of thousands of readers to the survival techniques developed by the SAS in far-flung covert ops in Burma, the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere, Stirling's focus is on fighting techniques for the contemporary soldier.

Stirling, a combat veteran of Northern Ireland, the Bush Wars in Africa, and Afghanistan, provides a fully-illustrated training-manual for combat readiness. This is the stuff they don't teach you in boot camp, but they damn well should. Stirling writes in a aggressive style that will appeal to the warrior in every reader. He also serves up first-hand anecdotes and advice drawn from operations that went well--and those that went wrong.

Table of Contents: Why Do You Need This Book - Tools of the Soldier's Trade - Food, Shelter & Dealing with Weather - Medical Aid - How to Avoid Getting Shot - How to Avoid Blast Injury - How to Deal with Suicide Bombers - How to Deal with Bombs Under the Road - How to Survive an Interrogation - Defending a Position - Attacking the Enemy

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"...a "must" for any military collection ... packed with tips that boot camp doesn't teach and offers a blend of personal experience and insights from operations that were [both] successes and failures."
--The Midwest Book Review (July 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780964003
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 211,463
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

At the age of 16, Robert Stirling joined the British Army as a Junior Leader Paratrooper and so spent his first year of service undergoing a strict training regime which alternated weapons skills, drill, physical exercise and education all designed to prepare a soldier for leadership. Entering adult service and passing P Company, the Parachute Regiment selection, led to four tours in Northern Ireland and some covert experience wearing a donkey jacket and carrying a 9mm pistol. He was probably the second youngest ever to pass selection for the SAS at 19 years of age.

Robert left the British Army and joined the Rhodesian Army towards the end of the Bush War. Here he led a unit of 200 men including a number of ex-French Foreign Legionnaires. He was in constant action and wounded twice. Besides extensive combat experience in numerous conflicts, Robert has been contracted to recover stolen diamonds, work undercover against mercenary operations, teach unarmed combat to ript police, provide close protection to VIPs and other secretive roles. Based in Southern Spain, he travels widely and accepts some consultancy work. He has recently trained the Austrian Officer Corps and Special Forces in unarmed combat and the Greek Special Forces. He is now running a covert operation in Afghanistan.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Why Do You Need This Book? 1

Chapter 2 Tools of the Soldier's Trade: Your Weapons & Personal Equipment 13

Chapter 3 Food, Shelter & Dealing with the Weather 123

Chapter 4 Staying Healthy 149

Chapter 5 How to Avoid Getting Shot 169

Chapter 6 How to Avoid Having Artillery Spoil Your Day 201

Chapter 7 How to Deal with Mines, Bombs & Booby Traps 213

Chapter 8 How to Deal with Suicide Bombers 237

Chapter 9 Defending a Position 251

Chapter 10 Attacking the Enemy 303

Glossary 344

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