By Nicholas Davies
Long ago thirty years, the devastating results of overseas terror have compelled their manner into the realm affairs. To counter this new probability to civilisation - and to the protection of standard humans - a brand new breed of soldier used to be created to struggle the terrorist on their lonesome phrases. Armed to the hilt with the main hi-tech weaponry the fashionable army international gives you, and informed to strive against the enemies of the international locations they serve with a panoramic ruthless potency, the legend of those males is as striking because the battles that they try. Authoritative and nail-biting, Death prior to Dishonour captures the drama, motion, soreness and glory of the main notable operations ever undertaken by means of the world's a variety of designated Forces. For the 1st time ever, it finds the reality at the back of their bloodiest battles, and provides best mystery information regarding the terrifying concepts and gadgetry they hire.
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They would wait in ditches until the first Russian tanks had passed by and some would then scramble out and on to the rear decks of the vehicles, dropping grenades into the open hatch to blast the crew. Others would run alongside the tanks, planting magnetic, hollow-charge grenades with a nine-second fuse on the sides. Having done this, the soldier would dive back into the ditch to escape the blast before moving on to the next tank. Sometimes the Brandenburgers would wedge plate-shaped Teller mines between the tank’s tracks and running wheels.
Two hundred and fifty guerrillas, armed with anti-tank rifles, rocket-launchers, mortars, heavy machine guns and AK47s, launched a silent attack early one morning before first light. They surrounded the village while everyone asleep and then opened fire, taking both the villagers and the SAS men totally by surprise. The battle began when dozens of mortars rained down on the village, waking the British soldiers and everyone else. Nothing like this number of mortar shells had ever been fired before.
In consequence this is not simply another gung-ho epic underlining the heroism of the world’s elite forces but, I hope, a balanced account of many of the extremely demanding and dangerous circumstances in which such soldiers have found themselves. To them all, we owe more than we realise. Nicholas Davies, September 2002 CHAPTER 1 THE SPECIAL SOLDIER SOLDIERS SPECIALLY TRAINED to complement the use of regular armed forces are not a new phenomenon. Military historians have come to realise that over hundreds and even thousands of years groups of highly skilled fighting men have carried out the same type of operations as are entrusted to today’s Special Forces.
Death before dishonour: true stories of the special forces heroes who fight global terror by Nicholas Davies