Immediate Action has ratings and 62 reviews. Supratim said: I have always been fascinated by the various Special Forces. I had heard about Andy McN. Published after Bravo Two Zero, in IMMEDIATE ACTION McNab takes us back to his early life. He starts, albeit briefly, with being raised by his. Steven Billy Mitchell, CBE, DCM, MM (born 28 December ), usually known by the . Immediate Action, McNab’s autobiography, spent 18 weeks at the top of the best-seller lists following the lifting of an ex-parte injunction granted to the.

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Archived from the original on 8 November When I began to read the book I was having to read paragraphs twice to understand what exactly was going on.

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Bravo Two Zero is the highest selling war book of all time and has sold over 1. See and discover other items: Andy McNab joined the infantry in as a boy soldier. I just can’t put my finger on it. Mar 29, Demien Hieriem rated it it was amazing. I kept looki Good book, however I had to learn all new words to understand what he was talking about. The book is throughly in soldier lingo, there are countless acronyms and the action is not hollywood ish.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. And here is how they die McNab has led an interesting life and he relates the highlights and lowlights with characteristic honesty. It’s actually quite funny in some places. The patrol was dropped into Iraq on 22 Januarybut was soon compromised, following which it attempted an escape on foot towards Syriathe closest coalition country.


If this is incoherent, then you’re getting a good feel for the novel itself. Although I was never in the Regiment, I did serve in the infantry around the same time as the author and as you would expect with a diminishing list of destinations at that time, served in almost all of the locations described in the book.

When he appears on television to promote his books or to act as a special services expert, his face is shadowed to prevent identification.

Plunging us into a world of surveillance, counterintelligence, and hostage rescue, he takes us behind the scenes on some of their top secret missions. The Russian’ is a imnediate based on Battlefield 3, has Russians”.

I often found myself scratching my head because of the confusing British phrases as well as the absence of any understandable ommediate on his real world missions. For someone not specifically interested in military writing, this would prove to be a very dry read indeed with a lot of slang and wry humor.

The series draws extensively on McNab’s experiences and knowledge of Special Forces soldiering.

Here mcna how they live. He was posted to Kent for his basic training, and boxed for his regimental team. However, aside from this, Immediate Action becomes almost incoherent. The cost to his personal life is acttion in every section, and he points out that many other soldiers have similar problems as do emergency response professionsbut mdnab also points out successful relationships among his friends. The captured men were held for six weeks before being released on 5 March.

Great book with many details and the struggle to finish one of the hardest trainings in the world. Trained as a specialist in counter terrorism, prime target elimination, demolitions, weapons and tactics, covert surveillance and information gathering in hostile environments, and VIP protection, McNab worked on cooperative operations with police forces, prison services, anti-drug forces and western backed guerrilla movements as well as on conventional special operations.



Want to Read saving…. More information about text formats. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Good book from the author and highly decorated member of the famed british SAS best known for mcnb ill fated “bravo two zero” mission that went bad in the mcnabb gulf war. McNab will co-produce and co-write the script and also act as technical adviser. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive?

Set up a giveaway. That’s what drives him to undergo the fearsomely tough selection process to join the SAS.

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The parts about his string of divorces owing to his obsession with his work is a bit annoying but this man is writing down his memoir so I understand a little bit about his personal life would be there. What you do get a good understanding of, is how well the SAS prepares for any operation they have to perform. But the full story of his life and his amazing career in Special Forces has remained a secret He was also the technical advisor on the crime film Dirty.

Good part on selection for the sas, on which our american Delta force is based.

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