SAS Ultimate Guide to Combat

How to Fight and Survive in Modern Warfare

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SAS Ultimate Guide to Combat

How to Fight and Survive in Modern Warfare


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I've written this book to help you – the soldier – kill the enemy when you get the chance and, most importantly, come back home in one piece.

To achieve this aim I've covered combat training from boot camp up to the level required of a Special Forces soldier. And then gone on to add a few tricks of my own. I've done a bit of soldiering (Northern Ireland, SAS deployments, Bush Wars in Africa, life as a merc) and been in my fair share of fire-fights. I've only been wounded twice and learnt from both occasions. I'm going to use my experience to teach you to play the game.

I'm not going to teach you how to survive in snowy mountains for a month with only one tea-bag or how to kill a room full of people with only a toothpick. There are plenty of books that do that already. This book will teach you how to fight and survive war in the 21st century from the tools of the trade, to avoiding getting shot or blown-up, from surviving an interrogation to defending a position

This is a book not for the faint hearted. But then neither is war.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Why Do You Need This Book?
Chapter 2 Tools of the Soldier's Trade: Your Weapons & Personal Equipment
Chapter 3 Food, Shelter & Dealing with the Weather
Chapter 4 Staying Healthy
Chapter 5 How to Avoid Getting Shot
Chapter 6 How to Avoid Having Artillery Spoil Your Day
Chapter 7 How to Deal with Mines, Bombs and Booby Traps
Chapter 8 How to Deal with Suicide Bombers
Chapter 9 Defending a Position
Chapter 10 Attacking the Enemy


Product details

Published 20 Apr 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 344
ISBN 9781780963990
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 17 b/w; 37 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Robert Stirling

At the age of 16, Robert Stirling joined the Briti…


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