Thursday, 18 April 2013
Shadows of a Forgotten Past: To the Edge with the Rhodesian SAS and the Selous Scouts - Paul French
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Author: Paul French
Publisher: Helion and Co
Paul French is not a professional writer and he readily admits that the original manuscript of this book was intended for his family only. He is; however, a soldier with a vast amount of experience ranging from the British SAS, Rhodesian SAS, Selous Scouts, the SADF’s 6 Commando and a private security organization (Iraq, Angola and more). This book essentially is a series of stories and reminiscences about his experiences; some frightening, humorous and sobering. While a little broken in flow, it is a reasonable read with notable insight into some of the challenges of operating in the African “special forces” environment.