Geordie: Fighting Legend of the Modern SAS by Geordie Doran with Mike Morgan lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Sutton Publishing, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: The final assault was at 20. 00hrs. It was pitch black, but the moon came out which helped us. We all carried our own gear, weapons and ammunition, but each also carried spare rocket projectiles for a bazooka-type rocket launcher when we got started on the main push it was very difficult climbing, with much scrambling over the rocks We had to balance the need for stealth and quietness with the pressing need to make solid progress to reach our objective at the plateau above before first light. If we didnt, we were dead.
GEORDIE DORAN ranks as one of the most remarkable fighting soldiers of the twentieth century. Growing up in Jarrow during the Depression years of the 1930s, Geordie worked briefly in a local factory. The lure of adventure prompted him, in 1946, to sign up as a private soldier. It was the first step in a career spanning 40 years in which he saw active service in Germany, Cyprus, the Korean War and Suez; he became an expert in jungle warfare in Malaya and in Borneo, as well as on special operations in the deserts of Oman and Yemen.
Returning to England in the early 1970s, Geordie was interrogated by Special Branch about his secret activities in Yemen. Not long after, a serious road accident put paid to his frontline soldiering career but he found a new and vital role in the SAS, as a permanent staff instructor with 23 SAS (TA) training new recruits. He left the SAS in 1972, but could not settle to civilian life. He found himself a job as a storeman in the SAS Quartermasters stores a job which lasted another 12 years until ill health kept him from marching to the nearest barracks to join up once more.
Introduction by: Chris Ryan
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 252 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!