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Amazing life but hard to read It s ok, a bit trite at times and the author hardly conceals his arrogance But he is clearly a hard soldier who gave his all to his country and fought with honour It was an interesting but frustrating book to read, kind of like his life. A well written book, that covers the career of a long time member of the SAS 22nd Regiment , and what happened to him after he left the service This book fits in well with other books written by his mates in the regiment, Andy McNabb and others If you had read these other books, you will recognize the style of writing and it is of interest in how it all seems to fit together when you read the accounts of battle scenes from these different perspectives.Pete Winner Soldier I is presented in r A well written book, that covers the career of a long time member of the SAS 22nd Regiment , and what happened to him after he left the service This book fits in well with other books written by his mates in the regiment, Andy McNabb and others If you had read these other books, you will recognize the style of writing and it is of interest in how it all seems to fit together when you read the accounts of battle scenes from these different perspectives.Pete Winner Soldier I is presented in raw form, not especially likable, though a guy you want around when trouble develops The only thing is, he may be part of the trouble A fact that Pete recognizes, but does have excuses for, and no regrets Can t blame him though, just that he does ask whether it was worth it The SAS has a reputation as a discrete, elite fighting force which, despite a few books over the years from those who have served among it s number, has retained much of it s mystique and cachet I ve read a few military memoirs in the past so when I stumbled upon Pete Winner at an airshow selling this book, with a donation to a military charity with each sale I was never going to walk on past This book details Pete s amazing 18 years in the SAS plus the new demands placed on him as he adjusted The SAS has a reputation as a discrete, elite fighting force which, despite a few books over the years from those who have served among it s number, has retained much of it s mystique and cachet I ve read a few military memoirs in the past so when I stumbled upon Pete Winner at an airshow selling this book, with a donation to a military charity with each sale I was never going to walk on past This book details Pete s amazing 18 years in the SAS plus the new demands placed on him as he adjusted to life on civvy street and his later work For me the best known part of Pete s career was his role in the team that stormed the Iranian Embassy in London during the infamous siege I was young when it happened but I remember seeing dramatic photos of the assault and was keen to readabout what actually happened The title of the book comes from Pete s pseudonym when he was called to testify about the event in court The book includes a number of photos and an illustration of the embassy to help explains how events unfolded which I found a great addition Other missions recounted in the book include the battle of Mirbat and his time in the Falklands Once he left the army he moved on to various close protection roles which gave him a taste of a champagne lifestyle but also took him to conflict hit Bosnia I found that it took me a while to get into the book, which may have been partly my fault for having to read the beginning in short snatches, but once I did I was drawn in by the pace, the writing with some great imagery as well as some brutal detail and theemotional side of his story There were some very moving parts when Pete reflected on the loss of so many colleagues, and also while he was dealing with the massive impact of leaving the regiment and considering the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder The little anecdotes about minor details served to add real colour to the stories recounted, and the reading about what it takes to join the regiment only served to further increase my admiration for Pete and his colleagues This book recounts a roller coaster career with adrenaline filled highs matched only by lows that could have changed the entire course of Pete s life His career has seen him present at pivotal moments in history, some of which I had been virtually ignorant of until now This was a fascinating read, and despite the largely serious subject matter it was a really enjoyable read If you re looking for the story of a real hero, then look no further Soldier I is the true account of one man s awesome career in the UK s elite fighting force The Special Air Service and an insight into the challenges he faced when he left the Regiment behind The SAS came to the attention of the nation as the fearsome black clad figures who stormed the Iranian Embassy in 1980 and successfully rescued over 20 hostages Soldier I was there, at the heart of the action, and in his book recoun If you re looking for the story of a real hero, then look no further Soldier I is the true account of one man s awesome career in the UK s elite fighting force The Special Air Service and an insight into the challenges he faced when he left the Regiment behind The SAS came to the attention of the nation as the fearsome black clad figures who stormed the Iranian Embassy in 1980 and successfully rescued over 20 hostages Soldier I was there, at the heart of the action, and in his book recounts the drama from build up to completion But several years before this Soldier I was involved in the most astounding battle I have heard of the Battle of Mirbat 9 SAS soldiers faced seemingly impossible odds when they were attacked by hundreds of Communist insurgents during a secret war in Oman For this awe inspiring account alone the book is worth every penny I read Soldier I in a matter of days the sign of a truly gripping read Thrilling, frightening, humorous, heartrending, inspiring Incidentally I was fortunate to meet Mr Winner aka Soldier I www.soldieri.com earlier this year when he gave a passionate and absorbing guest lecture at the National Army Museum It was a real pleasure to meet him and he was kind enough to talk to everyone and sign copies of his book If you ever get a chance to attend one of his presentations I d highly recommend it A real eye opener into the life of a special person This book really made me think about the sacrifice that these men and women make so that the majority of us can live our lives blissfully unaware of the reality that is this world We owe them so much Deepest gratitude Pete Winner Xxx This book was very entertaining and enlightening, which is precisely why I chose to read it I wanted to learn the ins and outs of the daily life of my friend who is an SAS soldier without having to ask, so I could avoid the always uncomfortable answer of sorry, I can t tell you The enlightening portion of it was also the worst part, because it seems as though the author has gleefully betrayed a secret oath found among the SAS brotherhood I was very torn between being angry at the author s a This book was very entertaining and enlightening, which is precisely why I chose to read it I wanted to learn the ins and outs of the daily life of my friend who is an SAS soldier without having to ask, so I could avoid the always uncomfortable answer of sorry, I can t tell you The enlightening portion of it was also the worst part, because it seems as though the author has gleefully betrayed a secret oath found among the SAS brotherhood I was very torn between being angry at the author s actions and being happily informed Only half the book was about his time in the SAS the other half was about what he did afternot really what I thought the book would be about I thought it would only talk about his time in the military But oh well It was still an interesting book. OK So its full of cliches OK, so we know most of the salient points of regimental history from before Its still great to get the memoirs of one of the guys who made that history This is probably a must read for anyone interested in the history of the SAS. {READ EBOOK} Ú Soldier ‘I’: The story of an SAS Hero ò No publicity, no media We move in silently, do our job, and melt away into the background If you have the stamina, the willpower and the guts, we ll welcome you with open arms and you one of us And if you haven t, then it s been very nice knowing you Eighteen years in the SAS saw Pete Winner, codenamed Soldier I , survive the savage battle of Mirbat, parachute into the icy depths of the South Atlantic at the height of the Falklands War, and storm the Iranian Embassy during the most famous hostage crisis in the modern world For the first time Pete also details his close protection work around the world, from the lawless streets of Moscow to escorting aid convoys into war torn Bosnia He also unveils the problems of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder faced by many Special Forces veterans, and how he battled his own demons to continue his roller coaster career This is his story, written with a breathtaking take no prisoners attitude that brings each death defying episode vividly to life Fantastic insight into a man s experiences during and after the SAS.