[BOOKS] ⚡ Soldiers Without Borders: Beyond the SAS Author Ian McPhedran – Thomashillier.co.uk


10 thoughts on “Soldiers Without Borders: Beyond the SAS

  1. says:

    This is the second book I have read so far of Ian McPhedran s The first one was the Amazing SAS and in my opinion, is one of the best modern war books you could find Of any country, not just Australia I unfairly expectedof the same in this book and while it was enjoyable, it was not quite as good as The Amazing SAS.As with The Amazing SAS, Soldiers Without Borders is a collation of interviews Brought together into a highly readable style, which is mostly quoting direct comments from th This is the second book I have read so far of Ian McPhedran s The first one was the Amazing SAS and in my opinion, is one of the best modern war books you could find Of any country, not just Australia I unfairly expectedof the same in this book and while it was enjoyable, it was not quite as good as The Amazing SAS.As with The Amazing SAS, Soldiers Without Borders is a collation of interviews Brought together into a highly readable style, which is mostly quoting direct comments from the men profiled, with some background from McPhedran thrown in This is why these books by McPhedran work for me, because nobody says it better than the men themselves.For me, the reason the book did not quite work as well as the former SAS book is this.for many ex SAS guys, life gets dull once they leave the service Many amble about through life wondering what they should do as a career now that are out of the high drama world of Special Forces They become business executives, salesmen, security officers in varying forms They confess to being bored out of the service, that these jobs that bridge their past to their current careers were boring, well, it should come as no surprise to McPhedran then that this is pretty bloody boring to read about at times also On occasion it read like a what we all did after highschool book In its favour however, it was not always boring office jobs and jetsetting executives or sitting at desks dreaming about the good old days of physically and mentally demanding training regimes, high risk covert ops and humanitarian work in foreign lands The book is still loaded enough with the good stuff to help me along the way to really liking the book.This will not be my last McPhedran book, not by a long shot


  2. says:

    Absolutely horrible It s like he phoned this one in Nowhere near the calibre of The Amazing SAS This book is like a collection of poorly edited, individually written fluff pieces, mashed together into roughly themed chapters The informal writing style detracts from the credibility of the subject matter, leaving me feeling neither educated nor entertained Total waste of time.


  3. says:

    This one wasn t as good as the first SAS focused book It follows the lives of many men who have left the SAD in pursuit of other careers, and although some are interesting, the writing doesn t allow for a flow and it seems very clunky.


  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Soldier s Without Borders provides insight into a world not available to the public eye Private military contracting and how the appeal of money to currently and ex serving members of the SASR are being enticed into the world of mercenary work It explains how Australians are being employed overseas to train the soldiers of other nations and how the Australian way of mentoring and soldiering has been preferred over British and American styles I finished this book with the realisation that merc Soldier s Without Borders provides insight into a world not available to the public eye Private military contracting and how the appeal of money to currently and ex serving members of the SASR are being enticed into the world of mercenary work It explains how Australians are being employed overseas to train the soldiers of other nations and how the Australian way of mentoring and soldiering has been preferred over British and American styles I finished this book with the realisation that mercenaries are far better paid than regular and elite soldiers, but other than that the book was hard to pick up and read between chapters The idea that senior soldiers make good business people is further reinforced by private Australian military contractors being used in regions such as North Africa, Indonesia, PNG, East Timor, Saudi Arabia, and UAE


  5. says:

    I had to give this book back to the library before I had finished it but I was really annoyed by the informal writing style It felt really unprofessional.


  6. says:

    Very easy reading Very absorbing Another of those great books that you can and want to finish in one reading Great stories Great soldiers and man.


  7. says:

    Really good book, it is not usually a question I think about what do SAS members do when they retire This book gives some answers and I really enjoyed this read.


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Soldiers Without Borders: Beyond the SAS What Happens To The Elite, Close Knit Soldiers Of Australia S Special Air Service SAS Regiment After They Leave The Who Dares Wins World Of Special Forces For Some, There Are Highly Paid Jobs In The World S War Zones And Trouble Spots Protecting Global Corporations From Terrorism, Sabotage And Violence Others Become Powerful Government Advisers, Many Join Foreign Armies To Train Their Special Forces And Expand The Global Brotherhood Most Risky Of All, Is The Shadowy World Of Deniable Black Ops Guarding A Deadly Secret Military Cargo A New Missile System Brokered Through A Spook Under The Guise Of A Middle Eastern Arms Dealer Is All In A Day S Work These Are The Risky Yet Vital Jobs That Governments Will Never Admit From Iraq And Afghanistan To Africa And Asia, Award Winning Defence Writer Ian McPhedran Uncovers A Virtually Unknown Network And Tells How Australia S Top Soldiers Are Forever Linked In A Seemingly Borderless World

  • Paperback
  • 375 pages
  • Soldiers Without Borders: Beyond the SAS
  • Ian McPhedran
  • 10 October 2019
  • 0732285550

About the Author: Ian McPhedran

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