On Patrol with the SAS

Sleeping with Your Ears Open

Gary McKay
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Experience what it was really like on patrol with Australian SAS in the jungles of Borneo and Viet Nam.

On Patrol with the SAS takes the reader into the heart and soul of the men of the Australian Army's Special Air Services Regiment. It provides a clear insight into the rigours of the SAS selection process, training for war in Papua New Guinea, then in graphic and sometimes raw and brutal detail into combat behind enemy lines in Borneo and South Viet Nam.

'It is an engrossing soldier's story. One in which the qualities of the men, their mental, physical and psychological toughness together with their superb battlecraft, essential for operating in small teams isolated in the enemy's backyard, emerge as the key components for their success in these two conflicts.' Brigadier Rod Curtis, AM, MC (Retd)

'McKay has done what few other authors writing about the SAS achieve. He debunks the myths and lets the men who served in the Regiment tell it as it was. My children ask me what it was like to serve with the SAS in South Viet Nam: I will give them this book to read.' Brigadier Chris Roberts, AM, CSC

Author bio:

Gary McKay retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel after 30 years service, and is now a full time non-fiction writer. He was an infantry platoon commander in Viet Nam where he was awarded the Military Cross.

Category: Military
ISBN: 9781741752885
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: August 2007
Page Extent: 328
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
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Subject: Special & elite forces