Chris Terrill is a man in search of his limit He s 55 years old He is not a soldier He is being trained by the Royal Marines and he is going to Afghanistan The only difference is that instead of a gun, Chris will be holding a camera and filming the whole ordeal for a major TV series The Royal Marines Commando training base in Lympstone Devon has a famous motto 99.9% need not apply Of those who start training after a very tough selection process, nearly 50% fail to make it through the most grueling physical tests of any armed forces in the world during an eight month training regime The elite who do eventually pass out are generally18 years old and at the peak of physical condition But Chris Terrill is the exceptionthis book will tell of his heroic struggle to become the oldest man to win the coveted Royal Marines Commando Green Beret and enter the record books And after six months of hell, what next Chris will follow the raw recruits on a tour to Southern Afghanistan He will tell the story in book and film of the fears and hopes of the youngsters as they are plunged into one of the planet s most dangerous wars in the outlaw mountain terrain of Helmand Province He will tell of ferocious battles against the Taliban, of firefights, of jaw dropping heroism, British sang froid, humor, and tragedy as casualties are sufferedall from the unique perspective of a civilian who has achieved the ultimate accolade to be accepted as an honorary Royal Marines Commando Commando is a brilliant account of modern war on the front line....
|Publisher||:||Random House UK Reprint edition June 5, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|File Size||:||679 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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It is an interesting book on the training and hardships that a recruit of the Royal Marine Commandos must go through to get the green beret. It also showed what they had to go through in Afghanistan in the war against terror. It shows what a recruit must do to consider himself a Royal Marine and what they must accomplish to wear the green beret.