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Top Customer Reviews: SAS Great ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 2 ratings
4 / 5
I enjoy both evasion and evasion and accounts of special forces, likes I this in spite of would be on to the winner here. Sadly Very so much.

Had surprised enough a speed in that this book has been published, coming like this shortly after that Sells Brothers. It has felt hasty and incomplete, and sadly any of his better books in of the Special Forces 'action'. The parentheses an action of word, reason ossia that signalled his earlier books, while this book is 'action' was more in a ingenuity and guile to escape of an enemy, which generally asks the plus restrained narrative. In the each chapter there was sections that tried to burst was his fashion of normal writing, when a storyline did not require it. Besides it has had questionable period and factual errors, that the editor to copy well would owe that it has on elected, albeit there is not ruined some narrative p. p.ej. Montgomery has been remarked like the FM when in Italy, but did not win it until with which Normandy breakout.

In the bed quell'some reservation of source for the little of some accounts can have dampened entertainment of mine to listen of his evasions for a first time, for there is enjoyed a previously unpublished/read accounts some better. Evasions Of Almonds, Farran and Byrne was very better/ covered elsewhere, see a bibliography for material of source. Paterson And Langdon felt likes is remained was or follow-ups on two of the earliest books of Lewis. Consistently I Have enjoyed a Fiddick and Hughes counts a better of a seven recounted.

When Ben MacIntyre has written his book in a SAS, More the prompt has commented that it was so only well, but writes the better book in material of Intelligence. As I create Lewis similarly has found the niche in a phase of Special Forces, and this foray to the evasion and the evasion has been rushed and could have been better, which marvel me reason his editors am not retarded a date for the ensure was the winner of sure fire . ( Ordinarly All his books have the long pre-ascent and prompt slam-dunk critical description - this book has been he was for 2 weeks and so only 3 indications, and a description of version of old audio - the majority of unusual. It has done some editors have looked misgivings ?)

Good histories, the value that relates/to read, Damien only in his better.
5 / 5
Has loved this book, bought it with which SAS Band of Brothers, and am daunted of toughness and sheer determination of some men in him.
A lot last to take this history in any point but an end, and has included then did not love it to.
Can not expect for more.

Top Customer Reviews: Behind the Enigma: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 41 ratings
4 / 5
I have had big hopes of this book, but after taking on the half way has given on the law
A measure of a task there is overwhelmed an author and he flits of a thing to another and behind again like the butterfly, never fully explaining or dipping to context and not giving never the satisfactory account of anything.
Probably would owe that it has been two or three volumes, or the totally different writer
A lot disappointed
4 / 5
One wants to like this reserve reason an author has the critical eye and hands the justifiable time correctivas to some a lot of myths that surrounds GCHQ. There is some excellent part (Palestinian the section is a lot well, discussion in of the treaties, links and inner subjects with civil servants) and the wealth of information. This in spite of, is the disorder and clarity of lacks. It is not helped of one that writes like law like the report to the meeting of joint. They are quite sure that pocolos readers will do it to an end. Some quite boring dice and account of ray that could useful like the manual but, of then averts operations, is to a large extent irrelevant in of the terms to inform some audiences the one who an in fact done organisation.

That it is resupplies spare ammunition to suggest that any a lot of money of million taxpayers that has eaten is not justified by a quite slender start looks of this book to have rid. Also enough it has had it clearly the negative impact in United Kingdom in of the terms for advanced technological and in his aversion of Europe (because of the his mistrust of security/of Germania French). In a base of a material here, of Gaulle and later one the Ue was right to question the commitment of United Kingdom in Europe.

One a thing a book identifies is that GCHQ is an isolated, stand-alone bureaucracy this has escaped forgets democrat and dips his own levels, fulfilled and ethics. In this sense a book we the service. If this was a unconscious the intention is unclear but like the bed is pure stodge.
4 / 5
Are the third of a way by means of reading east. This book has an enormous quantity of detail, extremely very researched, this in spite of...
...It is extremely toil. Some questions are:

Some narrative jumps roughly throughout, does not look to be any in @chronological or @global sequence @subject @subject, probably fixed in a way an author researched or thought in things.
The hardware and the systems are mentioned often without indication to the equal that to that has done or how has been built. I appreciate ossia in a history, but some the small additional descriptors are necessary. I found for separate looking on subject @@@subject on Wikipedia.
The abbreviations are not always referenced.
Each one which now again a grammar resembled falter.
The illustrations are in an end of a Kindle version, if a book has an arrangement included would not concern me for him.

Like me persevere but in general a book has been the disappointment .
5 / 5
A book is written in the heavy and heavy fashion. Weighed in disposal. If this was the report has presented mine for byline, would have been refused and envoy to redraft.
5 / 5
Recently in the bed that a “officious” history of GCHQ, updated in 2019, has been interested to see the one who this “official” history would add given the one who backed this company – GCHQ he. I have had the sense of emotion that an organisation was, in last, ploughing his doors – mindful of a need to maintain current INTEL the technicians have hid of view - and that this integer ethos, more welcome, has come directed of Jeremy Fleming, Manager GCHQ in 2020. I have had big hopes.

Sadly, This “official” history there is not rid in several levels. “The place” of the technical/content is almost non-existent with a be of main emphasis in a politics for behind that GCHQ evolved and some discussion, with examples, of as his start has been used by means of studios of chances. He delves deep to to the subjects likes him to him the fund the subjects and an influence of some main “clients” like a Foreign office and some Armed Services in his development. He also the looks in some personalities have involved in this evolution. Certainly, such subjects are of interest. So much, it covers some elements of a “history” of GCHQ but, sadly, in an atrocious way!

A book is highly repetitive, partly foreseen a strategy of Authors to look in the period given of time of several points of view, each point of view effectively saying a same bit of a history. Point found I saying “But calm said me that already in a last chapter!” Again and again …… and again. It informs to some GCHQ put but there is not even the basic map to assist a reader. Given a number of Acronyms, there is not even the Glossary to assist (Kindle version at least). There is a Apêndice in a trick of GCHQ personal (demographics) on 4 different years in a period 1960 – 1995 - puzzling like this, already, a subject has been spoken adequately during a book in of the general terms so reasons this extra detail? That currency such detail adds to one comprising of a global history of such the organisation strategically of entity?

In that has stuck he with him and read the all a way by means of, I finally seated behind quite exhausted for an endeavour has required to do he by means of finalises it. That had it addition to some “wines” of officious history to read? He then dawned on me that, has had no law one “first” officious history, would have struggled even more reading this book – at least has had already the frame to drive me. The contained technician was, effectively, very limited with one odd mentions here and there. Again, I have had some “flesh” to fall behind in other sources he so that it could fill in some empty and has found I frequently appealing to an internet to glean more details. So only twice, on a lot, it signals very small, goes “Wow, this is interesting!”. A rest a lot early is resulted a endurance tries to read.

So much, @in rodeo, there was at all new I a lot already read roughly elsewhere – and the abundance that loses how is freely available in other books or on-line. A fact was something of a endurance tries so only to read at all to help subjects. Sadly, The real occasion for GCHQ to sell it has been lost and to back such one “unreadable” publication GCHQ any favour at all. If it love the history rounded of an organisation, would look elsewhere – how is the real shame – the golden occasion has been lost for an Organisation.
4 / 5
This law like this he PhD tended where some examiners know a subject. It does not say the history. The subjects are covered in the chapters and the character that comes on again and again but no in the line of chronological history. Less clear description that GCHQ has achieved in the account and the cold war detailed then the spent in a campaign of Falklands.
4 / 5
One of one more reservations detailed the have never mainly home around one 1st and 2nd world can not speak on some last 40 years been due to a law of official secrets.
5 / 5
Usually ossia a type of the book of history prefers - where an author has access the primary sources and resupplies there is detailed note and bibliography. This in spite of an author has has interpreted to grieve his notes and has little addition in of the terms of narrative or the context that the fact a unrewarding has read.

Besides a quality of a writing and modifying is poor - typos rest and sometimes an use of English is quite odd. Required the good editor to try and mould a copious the material resupplied for GCHQ archive to something coherent.
5 / 5
To the equal that Can any one writes like this bad? This an incredibly turgid account that would have to be it a subject extremely interesting. That give it; that the occasion has squandered.
4 / 5
Clearly the big quantity of information has been sifted to create this edition and clearly Ferris struggled to fix he to subsections and logical sections. A result is that we jump among dates to dip historical repeatedly for this can be half way by means of before you comprise a method in his period. This has said that that has a lot of preconceptions expunged of our alcohols and the memories together with an intelligence of supposition is uniquely useful, when it can be effectively nullified for analysis and incompetent use. If you owe that it looks for that it does to title revelations this will impact then prepare to be disappointed. It takings Is to brilliant synopsis and detailed of some people, personalities and politicians during the century of innovation, work and world-wide subjects, some duquel neither will have forgotten or never conscious state of in a first place. For this reason so only is the must - read.
5 / 5
Ossia The a lot of the book writes densely - full of acronyms and hopefully, the detail has informed. Swipes some holes in a Enigma mythology - but dips it firmly in a place where the always would owe that it has been. This in spite of, also goes to social details to the consideration of the numbers of women have employed, his social funds, his occupation and also his gradual increase in some rows like this of the funds and of the social pressures have changed. It is complex - I am doing roughly 40 pages the day - and ossia the book along - but is very detailed and takes careful reading partorisca ensure that calm fully comprise that it is spending. Well value a reading, perhaps could have been shortened the little - but leaves expensive he - an author is treating the difficult history and very detailed. His account of Stuart Hampshire - the philosopy ladies, when be spent in partorisca dip commanded a mine of management surprised - and more importantly his obvious competence treat difficult questions in management and structure. Oh, If it was manager of a Covid Crisis I marvel the one who better was would be now.

In all the chance- ossia the dense but finally rewarding book that attractive any punch - but also leaves partorisca brilliance partorisca have the light shone where necessary.
5 / 5
Rushed was partorisca buy this is exited grieves. Similar promise in a title but are fearful an author simply does not involve , waffle, waffle, waffle ...It does not exit never of first train. Maintained trying and going back but the a lot of avail. One £20 doorstop. Never in all my years has the book been like this unreadable and unfulfilling.
4 / 5
Can not contest with a quality of an investigation and accuracy, but this book is not an easy bed. Difficult to describe but the tongue has used is unnecessarily flowery. It assumes the leading level of knowledge and acronyms has used. It can result a lot confusing. An inclusion of the ‘Glossary of Terms' would be very welcome. Opinion of mixes with the fact and is sometimes difficult to determine which is that . Personally, like this calm probably supposition, find a book that disappoints and unnecessarily toil. A fact is a history has authorised would owe that it has been an occasion partorisca produce the book the readable plus. It remains an interesting bed in the fascinating service of ‘One State' that has a function of entity in the security of a nation by means of wide parameters.
5 / 5
This book is the complex studio of a subject of a work partorisca try to discover the one who other policemen of the countries and the tactical are underlying in coded messages that directs no only a way that the battles are struggled in an Earth, Sea, and in an Air, but also those in a murky underworld of business and departments of government.
Is, in time, quite hard to take to a gist of a infighting among some varied military organisations and included some departments of government that often does not comprise reason is not given a whole picture of reason, which, or when the sure crucial decisions have to that be done to counter something that a suspect of the breakers of the code is planned, but to use his own codes to the the left that it could possibly dipped to situate the attack of counter, any for military forces or to interrupt something like the ship, train, or included the convoy of vehicles to use the code to send the fictitious signal that an enemy would decode and thinks that would not owe that continue with some plan, as they could lose some lovely goodness of any manpower, or crew. Ossia The very interesting book full of some questions have involved with intercepting same friendly country secret codes, to see like this is reacting to some transmission of police for the friendly country.
5 / 5
This book tries the big feat - the demystify on 100 years of history of one of one the majority of diverse and secretive organisations. This book is the trove of knowledge, but the time reads like an amalgamation believed of several pieces of Wikipedia of the dozen. There is to good sure the few interesting parts to this book, but this more would be down to the personal opinion based in the pre-existing interest. If you are after vivid histories , human in “cyberwar” with foreign states, this is not a book for you.
4 / 5
Ossia The fascinating the history has said baldly. To be frank, am stuck in page 400-ish with other 300 pages still to go and am not sure will have a stamina to finalise a work. An author more obviously knows his material but does not look to know his audience. It uses acronyms liberally but a book comes without Glossary. Eye to be for ever flipping behind to the earliest pages that looks for to adapt I like some together dark of papers is supposition to mean. ( It has contacted included an editor for joint but has received at all.) A prose is a lot tiff' and convoluted and this require to read each paragraph more than a swipe really master comprises. John Ferris will not result my favourite author.
5 / 5
A dense grammar and haphazard narrative mark this difficult reservation to read and enjoy.
That would owe that be visit of the force is spoilt for his fashion to write.
Seats that an author is an enthusiastic expert to show his knowledge. It contains the wealth of facts and a lot of opinion but cohesion of lacks. It is to analyse more critical that narrative intelligent.
Persevere And will learn plots in ours GCHQ but in the cost.
4 / 5
This book will be to interest the Cheltonians the one who has not been mobbed until GCHQ but has has had relative or fellow those who was. For decades GCHQ the employees have been indoctrinated to remain totally silent in his work when out of a limit of Oakley and Benhall. More still it is. A Ultra Secret for FW Winterbotham (1974) and A Palace of Puzzle for James Bamford (1982) has resupplied interesting information for GCHQ watchers and like basics has been known for some time !

For behind A Enigma careers to 716 pages more notes. A book is repetitve but comprises some that interests nuggets of Palestinian, Malaysia and Falklands. This is not an easy bed and does not be suitable for a random reader.
5 / 5
Slow and tedious also repetitive in of the places. Any all the abbreviations have defined. Directed 100+ pages so only - helped certainly sleep. Built electronic Enigma car, has visited Bletchley long and fact in BT Canal of Investigation in Dollis Collina that has had some link to an appearance of engineering of this subject in a 60 is - so that they are not exactly disinterested in some subject of subject @@of books.
Like this weighed feels like his writing for the civil servant - I can say that how was one for some years !
4 / 5
Would expect few people to find reading this book of a first page to a last a enjoyable exercise. It is to 729 page (823 comprising some Notes and Indication) administrative history of GCHQ and like such goes to an incredible quantity of detail in an organisation' mark on, his external/reports interiors and a politics around his operation. A management takes plentiful mention but with only the few exceptions is there a lot in those directed, like a work has been done and that has been achieved ( has learnt far more on this to visit GCHQ 2019 exposure of centenary in a Museum of Science to Londra).

In a side besides, a book will look impressive in a shelf and that has read advances to back, will be able of the use occasionally for reference.
4 / 5
Nowhere in 848 pages John Ferris any reference to on 4,200 National Servicemen that - among 1950 and 1960 - resupplied GCHQ with copious, daily igint' information to listen grasps to the long of a Curtain of Iron.
Was the Main Coder (Special) in Real Navy the one who together with alike conscripts in an Army and a RAF have been Russians taught, coached in radio interception and listened in the military communications Russians during a cold War.
All this down some instructions of GCHQ.

Like reason is this information that loses?
Has been amply disseminated in of the books like this of the SECRET ROOMS (Geoffrey Elliott and Harold Shukman, 2002); to my LIFE likes them the SPY (Leslie Woodhead, 2005); The CODER SPECIAL ARCHIVE (Tony Cash and Mike Gerrard, 2012) and The SOLITARY SPY (Douglas Boyd, 2017).

Possible reasons?
1. Professor Ferris (of a University of Calgary) was unaware of his existence (highly unlikely).
2. GCHQ (An agency of government) has instructed to ignore it (quite possible).
3. A British government has not loved to cause the breast-partorisca-tat answered of Putin same with which 60 years (likely).
4. A British government has not loved to aim the one who similar costs of surveillance the time when some armies of the force of United Kingdom is minimum force (the likely majority).

Likes Gypsy Rosa Reads like this famously illustrated - is not that objective - quite the one who calm does not aim .
4 / 5
Far too long, on complicated and no very informative.
4 / 5
A book has arrived quickly and well packaged this morning. The time has had any to read a book still, but glossing by means of, looks very researched, complimented for illustrations and of the photographs. A weighty fallen, but to the equal that would expect to map his history with accuracy. Excellent value for money (50 of RRP), which looks forward to to read and comparing to books looked in this subject.
5 / 5
This was the present and when I opened it a sleeve of book has been rasgada. It would expect the better quality for the book that cost £20. Free that has not been damaged but has not looked a lot well when given like the present.
5 / 5
Turgid Bad dry writing factual account. The author looked unenthused
5 / 5
Brilliantly researched and transcribed to paper some mysteries of a breaker of the code and a spy are the spellbinding breaking of code of the history and historical treachery.
4 / 5
Lamentably an author has done that it would have to that be a subject interesting to the a lot of boring bed.
5 / 5
Ossia The very interesting bed that has spent a history of our coverages of information for centuries and a function of entity has touched to maintain our sure country
5 / 5
a lot am looked forward to this book and while I have comprised that some details would require to be has ignored expected to comprise a function of GCHQ better of the bed.

A creation was muddled, the enormous number of the acronyms that confuses and a casualidades to say the fascinating the stray history in looks the to confuse, but to a large extent spurious detail.

Ossia A stray occasion and the very disappointing book.
5 / 5
Has read some descriptions and a a concealed underlined for me was for the Doctor the one who felt a book was outsitanding This is to be purchase like the present for our edges those who arrived to upload and will take on upper of the place with a Real Body of Signals ,and the feel to us can be to use his in a future. It has to that it weaves of deep books to read so that it is not him expecting for the time read very punctual but as and when.
5 / 5
No a class of reservation feels and read partorisca cover to cover, but highly that it interest and writing in English newspapers.
5 / 5
Has bought partorisca son-in-law partorisca Navidad, looks the very interesting book, can not expect read the with which he
5 / 5
Fascinating and the history detailed of GCHQ, origins to today, more political/organisational that technicians of here so only personal indication of four stars
5 / 5
Amazing challenge partorisca read. Any begun still like this die to the equal that presents he in my husband
4 / 5
Very detailed and in some places have complicated. So only partorisca be expected this in spite of.
4 / 5
Has to that no partorisca the read all still but a quality if a book is surprising. It is the book of bug ! The pages celery well, hardcover the one who the always amour.
5 / 5
A good bed partorisca any that wishes to comprise a world of Sigint/come.
4 / 5
Has bought this like the present navideño and a lot of some pages are stuck together. Content of book ( of available pages) looks a lot of
5 / 5
In 15 chapters Ferris analysis and currency a work of some breakers of code the one who has occupied Bletchley Parco during a Second world-wide War.
Describes his origins, a birth of intelligence of signals, a code of government and cypher schoo during you period 1919 to 1939, a function of cryptanalysis in ours foreign police, a Chanak crisis, Ultra, Ultra and Overlord, GCHQ estaca 1945, a cold War, a movement the Cheltenham, Women in GCHQ, a War of Falklands, Terrorism, and cyber Intelligence. There are notes and a apêndice that objective GCHQ for numbers ,1960-95.
Ferris Has written the glorious book that will be it a definite account in fact a lot of years. It has been access given to some tens of the thousands of files save one the majority of secret.
While it recognises a glorious work of GCHQ, shows that the there is not shortened a Second world-wide War for two or more to to years likes him to him a bit the historians has contested.
Ferris Also develops some errors and deceptions that pervades intelligence as well as an uncertainty. Also it contests that the intelligence seldom affects a determination of police. It is one of a lot of entrances .
Ossia A first book in a @@@subject to be said of an interior. As such is indispensable .
5 / 5
Any the one who looks partorisca be that they run down a contributo of Bletchley Parco in shortening a 2nd World-wide War is doing the enormous disservice to all some women and of the men those who has done there (and maintained it secret partorisca 30 years!) And all some million bolt have saved by means of breaking enigma and some other Nazi codes. The descriptions say that a book is boring in all the chance! Read a description of Guardian.
5 / 5
Unfortunately any one has written some titles of chapter partorisca a audiobook has not gone quite intelligent to comprise a subject; frequently substituting 'Commented for COMINT (intelligence of Communications).

Top Customer Reviews: SAS Band of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 42 ratings
4 / 5
This book is packed with attentive accounts of 'for behind the enemy lines' operatives, the majority of that has done a definite sacrifice so that has a liberty and democracy that all enjoy today.
Previously in the bed those the individual accounts in other books have been impressed for a undeniable the evidence and a way has been presented, these people were some 'complete elements' when it comes the bravery , without those knots of citizen in both United Kingdom and in fact a whole of Europe would be living, if at all, the life of fear and domination for the sadistic socialist superpower.
A MUST read partorisca each university student that need to know some facts in our recent history, the a lot of compulsive read ! Billy More.
4 / 5
An incredible history of bravery, to heroism and to tenacity that looks a SAS the unit has fallen for behind lines of enemy in support of some landings of D Days. Immediately after a war, many some surviving members of a unit has been involved partorisca follow down those in a SS & Gestapo manager partorisca a brutal torture and of the deaths of some of his mates.

This previously untold the history is like this more than a history of usual war reason a house is in a small twelve crew of man of brothers that has done any one has been required partorisca achieve a mission, whilst trying quedarprpers alive. A history of war of the estaca that hunts the criminals of Nazi war is almost another book in his own legislation!

Damien Lewis is the glorious author whose committed relentless the investigation ensures a history is comprehensible, attentive and leaves no fine loose. I in fact found I reading a book during a day (I follows usually a reader of time of the evening), simply reason have loved to know a full history.

Ossia To good sure the book I kings-read and highly can recommend to another interested in this gender.
4 / 5
Seen again of excellent/book that outlines a . And his exploits in France in sound of World-wide war 2 has opened my eyes like the exploits of a Company and his eventual partial anhialation in some hands of some Germans Ss this has comprised the partial execution of a majority of some troops, mainly in cloths of civilian. And his funeral , so that any one has known his eventual tombs. This was overturned when some members those who had escaped has known roughly where was .Some executors where averts up and has faced his has has deserved punishments(mainly died to hang) and sentences of Long prison
is the long history , but says of some exploits and that spent to a some killed. I found it hard to dip down and has finalised he in 4 days!
5 / 5
Fascinating Creates to some actions of a SAS in WW11. Particularly interested to learn more on some deaths of local men Troopers Walker and Lutton, looks the very big proportion of Ulstermen taken up in these attrocities.
Men very brave one and everything.

Joe Walker, of Moira, has Sawed Down, has come from/come from the a lot of loyal, military family, the brother has been murdered whilst do fault with some Irish Guards in Tunisia, another brother do fault with Marino Real. Tight men, as we would say in this part of a world. It has loved Separabit.
5 / 5
Has finalised so only read SAS Bandage if Brothers. Three days, but interrupted by the day of priest of girl. The glorious history that says. It enjoyed it really.

To start with to the arrival has the step to break to a reservation which think is helped with chapters of 12 to 18 pages in period. It would finalise a chapter and then with excites to start with a prójimo

in that listened Damien Lewis verbally transmit the history has had his voice in my boss to the equal that have read that the mine has added to an intensity of an experience. I imagine Damien thoroughly there be enjoyed to gather an information and piecing the all near, perhaps more so much of any of the his another reservation.

Once again Damien has breathed the life to that could be remained like simple postscripts to a Second world-wide War. Those memories add has created for some families of these unsung heroes.

Some men of SABU-70 is immense especially Serge Vaculik, Ginger Jones, Castelow and Wiehe. A value, resourcefulness, resilience of his missions and escapes read more like a fiction of Maclean that real life. Amazing.

Like me a bit elements of ready way of the leading book ome Nazi Hunters' has been weaved in the one of the east rid to aim like the justice was has obtained finally.

Shameful to read roughly like Kopkow has not been punished for his participation in these crimes of war. That another was of look of way managed for some Services of Intelligence of war of estaca.

Has to that it has to that way that other histories that requires to be said.

Brilliant book, one of mine favourite.

Of then looks forward to a prójimo a. Any pressure Damien
5 / 5
the Military history is the a lot of wide 'church', and there is varying inner of denominations he; Of highbrow nationally the known historians that writes recognitions of war key of entity to some authors to reserve that writes in an element of personal interest to them, and everything goes in. A phase Damien Lewis touches to, is dominated by him, how has been predominantly in modernising in the first place-rid WW2 accounts of special forces, written of one or more concursantes to some chances in question. Some books are referenced in a bibliography, and generally resupply a core storyline, with the fresh up to date investigation that adds to some earlier volumes. He never the offers Remarks referencing a passage of his account; which is the critique for another reviewers, and is the key gravitas appearance to a highbrow phase of historian. Lewis does a lot well, is to update passages, giving them the fresh and modern appeal that can vary it accounts to clash, but to offer on an explanation of a soyost likely phase' methodology in his author' commentary, is to think that ossia new and definite investigation . He perhaps, reason any Note or the explanations are resupplied, rests to do our own test. In a significant majority, people like this treatment, and estimate a book highly. I also , has said that the military history is the wide church , and there is put for all the genders, but please does not think that does so only a form. I have read and it has revised that last few books for Lewis and they all follows this winning formula, and is so only with which recently in that reads him have I able summer to form this opinion. Like the reader of a lot of accounts of special forces, has read previously some books keys that Lewis uses for his core storyline, and the justice, often improving and certainly modernising in a real historical chance, but to all some first readers of time, is not new, or a result of only investigation - a bibliography always quotes a material of source of reference key - look for them was if they are still available.

To a book, has found that has followed closely Serge Vaculik 1954 account, which have law does decades, and remains the preferred. Have enjoyed really a passage in a 'challenge of Big Bretagna of the round', and surprisingly there is not reading never this in any one another WW2 SAS biography, so that it was the addition adds his legend. Some two accounts of mission has been written really well and beginning partorisca to 5 star, but has been disappointed for a section of crimes of the war, and felt was less than interest, perhaps reason has been directed in some losses more are INNER SOUND, with a SAS appearance when being of the work of a crew has diluted. For this reason, and an element of the mine first paragraph has contributed to the bookmark of 4. Besides it has had the number of the smallest points that the mine headed to that questions a thoroughness of investigation and/or consideration of facts.
- Mission 1 was SABU70, mission 2 was Toby3, still after presenting some two names, Lewis has persisted in referencing a second mission how was the continuazione of SABU70, reason ? No the think was poor modifying, as you can so only reason touches the more pecial title to rastras of crew.
- I cross referenced a casualty listed of a Toby3 mission, with Sarah Helm rid (p347), and vary notably. How it was the sentence inserts in a Helm book, goes to remain unclear reason such one obvious difference would have to that remain unexplained.
- To a rovescio of an on, in p291, when recounting an evasion tried for agents of SOUND, 'another Avenue Foch captive' was clearly Gilbert Norman, all the books in a subject appoints, was curious reason has not been quoted, in that appointed quell'some another.
- One the majority of curious appearance has left unquestioned was some chances regarding a crew to shoot murder of a Toby3 instruments, excluding Garstin. All 4 have been murdered with alone shots to a boss or with the, any everything to a front - that it is a odds of that that spends with the crew to shoot that it uses car pistols ?! Unless a crew to shoot the members have been point and averts shots , these 4 deaths all the point to the typical headshot rear deathsquad action. Some findings of crew of the investigation has not been questioned, but has accepted.

This in spite of, that has done really a book for me, was a passage the one who recounted an evasion of has occupied France for a SABU70 instruments, to call in Dakota to collect them of one, previously unused for some Allies, enemy busy aerodrome. Lewis has to that it has been grinning of ear the ear when that writing, partorisca was directly out of 'Where the eagles Dare' with a crew that called in in radio, anticipated 'Broadsword calling Danny Chico' to be quoted, this in spite of era the less inspiring 'Peach to Blunt 47', but when it has offered that an aircraft was pursued by the vehicle ' the kubelwagen, perhaps' - I rice out of strong. Utmost writing, conscious or otherwise !
(Like the footnote to this passage, has begun to think if Alistair MacLean, an author and screenwriter of a 1968 film Where the eagles Dare has drawn inspiration in his passages of a harvest of plus 1954 Vaculik book ?)
5 / 5
Damien Lewis is the master history teller this in spite of again this his his book the late plus is the brilliant rivetting read and although the any reading any of his another reservation ossia the start adds .
Fully would recommend that it buy the copy read then read all sweats another SAS volumes.
5 / 5
Meticulously Researched like this always, ossia a very emotional history of a SABU-70 SAS raiding party, which has fallen in France in 1944 directly to some hands of a moment Gestapo. His capture and treatment for a Gestapo and SS is both harrowing and atrocious, but by means of him Damien chooses the edge the one who a reader can stick to. Then continuous in to describe some activities of a crew of investigation of crimes of war that helped to spend a perpetrators the justice.

Although a first pair of chapters can look the few “Boys aventure Own”, some chances that Damien portrays is in fact true. By means of piecing together archived record and statements, Damien has written another masterpiece ossia both easily readable and a lot rewarding.
4 / 5
For Creature Boomers taste, been born roughly of five years after these chances, this would have to that be reading has required . Writing in an easy fashion, he rattles to the long of in the step that describes a selection, formation, and spiegamento of these to a large extent unwritten the heroes that the deep fight for behind lines of enemy. His escapades surprised and a treatment has received like this of the prisoners of the despicable war. It was fascinating to read on some varied characters in a SAS platoon and also those of a Nazi hard core SS/Gestapo the one who treated him. Also, in that treaty quell'some details of a raid, a then continuous book in the that follows down and justice metered was to some Nazi killers a shameful way some have been protected for a British government. These alone needs more investigation and announcing. Impressive material.
One stands out to reserve which left daunted of a bravery of these men those who sinister me partorisca live my life in peaceful time. I docked a stars reason have read a Kindle version and, like this always, some photograph so only any one the justice.
5 / 5
Highly reccomend !!
An account of lovely epic, resilience and daring for a slope of world-wide war two.
Brilliantly researched and writing of praise , big to Damien Lewis to spend these heroes to a forefront so that his memories and the sacrifices are not forgotten never.
The ballast Forgets !
5 / 5
A together account very dipped and researched of for real grupal remarkable of soldate.
An author direct a chance is of this part of SAS WW2 activity in France in a summer of 1944, how has been been behind some chances and has it in the first place assisted hand.
Is the page some turner, could has not dipped down!
4 / 5
Ossia The very interesting account of a SAS hunting Nazi and SS the one who had escaped capture in an end of a War. It has had no official permission partorisca the majority of some operations, but a SAS was very achieved partorisca spend these people the account. A very easy and enthralling book, well lovely reading.
4 / 5
Has read everything of Gentleman Lewis' pounds partorisca date and everything am very good. This book partorisca me has been point and averts. A detail, some men and his amazing but harrowing operations. They are very proud and extremely humbled for some sacrifices have done of these young men so that has a free society of today. Very emotional and thank you partorisca say his history.
5 / 5
Another gripping book of Damien Lewis. We travel with SAS undercover units to Nazi controlled territory in France. We find a deadly art of Funkspiel, where interception of enemy of a SAS goodness of raid to disaster. We fulfil some heroes, each one which the personality, some have condemned partorisca fall the Gestapo hands. And with which some finals of war go with some Secret Hunters partorisca follow down some Nazi torturers and spend them partorisca try. All some people in this book are real and some the fast moving histories in a book are 100 factual, based in thorough investigation of photo and documents. This book maintains the big levels of Damien Lewis of the history that says and builds in touching that it exists corpus of thrillers of war.
5 / 5
All of the books of Damien have the way adds partorisca spend the historical chances and some people have involved the life.
Some transfers and turns in this book so only maintains partorisca come and there will be you gripped all a way by means of.
Is an emotional and has thought partorisca cause read, which will do questions some of your initial responses as come to an end .
Is an amazing history partorisca dare, value, and tenacity, worthy to be turned in Hollywood blockbuster.
In my opinion is Damien Lewis rid better to date, which is saying something given some of a brilliant work that there is has produced already.
Exceptional.
5 / 5
SAS Sale of the to to Brothers likes him-the all of the books of Damien calms maintain you gripped of a 1st page to a last. It felt how it was in this Stirling the bomber that rigs partorisca jump. Damien literally dips calm in a situation. Also background given on all some soldate. It felt as I knew him personally. Really I can not recommend SAS Band of Brothers enough, the must has read.
5 / 5
A lot of writings of Detail , excellent, an investigation of unknown elements forwards does a history all a plus fascinating. Prpers Having read and listened to a lot of Damiens rid can no to recommend them highly enough. An add read, a truth is far more interesting that fiction.
4 / 5
Has has finalised so only this amazing book and has to that say is a lot of dusty inner a moment. Superbly Writing and researched,ossia the history of bravery, determination and the fraternity that comprises all the rows and social classes. These mention needs of histories to be said so that it does not forget never his sacrifice,any so only his youth and innocence but like this in this book a definite sacrifice for our country. Thank you Damien Lewis
4 / 5
Awesome, gripping, flange of a material of chair. If you have read at all more read this!!
5 / 5
The one who the brilliant bed, a lot informative, with detail of a mission & of some women & of men has involved in these covert operations during WW2.
Highly recommends to read this book.
There is rid with big levels like usual, with a courier adhering the current principles on ridding.
5 / 5
This book is written for the very well known respected author. Some accounts are like this very written, easily could be is not . A exceptionally the well has read.
4 / 5
An exceptional, informative and the wave that the bows trip behind in time, which defines and lauds one daring and sacrifice and brave exploits of real heroes. The ballast Forgets!
5 / 5
There was gripped of a first page. A history of women and courageous men that has given his lives partorisca save another. Absolutely it detailed it brilliantly. Well lovely reading.
5 / 5
Has read the plot of books of Lewis of Damien, but this one is like this well writes had to him hooked well of a start, that surprises true history, has read he in 2 days, a lot recommended
4 / 5
Once again the narrative & of the investigation of Damien dips a legislation of reader to an action & some locations of this true history.
A bravery of some men of a SAS facing such adversity in a face of an enemy is besides words.
This reserves & a true history says partorisca deserve all an attention & crediticia this has been that comes his way. Bravo!
4 / 5
A brilliant account and very written on some of some missions have directed for 1 SAS during WWII

An easy book partorisca read that it moves secret spends for behind lines of enemy, link with a control and then beginning partorisca cover a heinous crimes of some Nazi is under an order of Control.

A lot of value the read you will not be disappointed

A+++
4 / 5
One the majority of informative book in WW2 activity that no the a lot of people know a lot roughly. Reading roughly door an action to direct
5 / 5
A can not ask in a sheer bravery of some soldate have involved. Everything of chance resists your attention until an a lot of well.
4 / 5
Absolutely the fantastic book dipped there still among them ,im more daunted of these types if ossia possible
Damien Lewis is a gone too much type in a SAS,control out of his catalogue for more
5 / 5
Ossia my second book for the author said and does not disappoint , the one of truth gripping history of chapter to chapter . Rid in the form that spends the sense adds of time of place and visualisation, and says a true history of a spirited souls that has given sweats everything ! A calm author you amenos a history , a history has been written in essence for some soldate of sabu70 !
4 / 5
That the fabulous has read!! Such the author adds!! Addition to mine Damien Lewis free!
5 / 5
Likes all the book of Damien Lewis, this is captivating of one a lot before page. It has discovered fascinating the new military facts that comprises some fantastic 'Big Bretagna of Round' exercise. Chapters 6 to 9 was flange of a chair and the heart that careers. It is sad and glorious in equal measure. Any one gives support of WW2 the literature has to that have this in his collection.
4 / 5
Another well the history researched and writing.
Full of useful factual information. Highly recommend.
5 / 5
Fast and effective delivery and the prize adds - any one will be happy Xmas day to the equal that are looking for partorisca read is when being a reader of Lewis of Damien avid
4 / 5
the brilliant has read. A lot well it researched it. The author is on state and further partorisca offer his autograph to defenders partorisca a book. Simply message the privately in his Facebook community and sticks an out of free. Time of war SAS the exploits continue to be a material of legend.
5 / 5
This book ameno the life some endeavours and successes of 1 SAS has occupied France, that comprises his terrible death in some hands of his captors.

A book is the testimony of the soldate that gives his morning partorisca ours today.
4 / 5
Damian Lewis some sum of historical investigation to a SAS inside his books written! That gives an idea to that has been in with soldate in time of war. It would recommend his books to any one interested in SAS LRDG & SPECIAL FORCES.
4 / 5
There is not reading this closing and-book but look forward to doing so much.
4 / 5
This in spite of another Brilliant Book in a heroics during World-wide War 2. Always the fantastic bed with the fashion of brilliant writing that calm maintain you hooked and turning some for real Excellent pages.
5 / 5
Any those who has interested in sound of world-wide war 2 . It would owe that read some books for Damien lewis, always the a lot of a lot of read..
5 / 5
A book is brilliant. Unfortunately a an I apresamiento fails 32 pages. It would be a lot it has been substituted but is out of window of turn for 2 days!
4 / 5
A must read partorisca everything. Incredible idea to hero of true war that has to be it agreed and Immortalised.

Damien Lewis any dissapoint

Top Customer Reviews: SAS Band of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 42 ratings
5 / 5
This book is packed with attentive accounts of 'for behind the enemy lines' operatives, the majority of that has done a definite sacrifice so that has a liberty and democracy that all enjoy today.
Previously in the bed those the individual accounts in other books have been impressed for a undeniable the evidence and a way has been presented, these people were some 'complete elements' when it comes the bravery , without those knots of citizen in both United Kingdom and in fact a whole of Europe would be living, if at all, the life of fear and domination for the sadistic socialist superpower.
A MUST read partorisca each university student that need to know some facts in our recent history, the a lot of compulsive read ! Billy More.
5 / 5
An incredible history of bravery, to heroism and to tenacity that looks a SAS the unit has fallen for behind lines of enemy in support of some landings of D Days. Immediately after a war, many some surviving members of a unit has been involved partorisca follow down those in a SS & Gestapo manager partorisca a brutal torture and of the deaths of some of his mates.

This previously untold the history is like this more than a history of usual war reason a house is in a small twelve crew of man of brothers that has done any one has been required partorisca achieve a mission, whilst trying quedarprpers alive. A history of war of the estaca that hunts the criminals of Nazi war is almost another book in his own legislation!

Damien Lewis is the glorious author whose committed relentless the investigation ensures a history is comprehensible, attentive and leaves no fine loose. I in fact found I reading a book during a day (I follows usually a reader of time of the evening), simply reason have loved to know a full history.

Ossia To good sure the book I kings-read and highly can recommend to another interested in this gender.
5 / 5
Seen again of excellent/book that outlines a . And his exploits in France in sound of World-wide war 2 has opened my eyes like the exploits of a Company and his eventual partial anhialation in some hands of some Germans Ss this has comprised the partial execution of a majority of some troops, mainly in cloths of civilian. And his funeral , so that any one has known his eventual tombs. This was overturned when some members those who had escaped has known roughly where was .Some executors where averts up and has faced his has has deserved punishments(mainly died to hang) and sentences of Long prison
is the long history , but says of some exploits and that spent to a some killed. I found it hard to dip down and has finalised he in 4 days!
5 / 5
Fascinating Creates to some actions of a SAS in WW11. Particularly interested to learn more on some deaths of local men Troopers Walker and Lutton, looks the very big proportion of Ulstermen taken up in these attrocities.
Men very brave one and everything.

Joe Walker, of Moira, has Sawed Down, has come from/come from the a lot of loyal, military family, the brother has been murdered whilst do fault with some Irish Guards in Tunisia, another brother do fault with Marino Real. Tight men, as we would say in this part of a world. It has loved Separabit.
5 / 5
Has finalised so only read SAS Bandage if Brothers. Three days, but interrupted by the day of priest of girl. The glorious history that says. It enjoyed it really.

To start with to the arrival has the step to break to a reservation which think is helped with chapters of 12 to 18 pages in period. It would finalise a chapter and then with excites to start with a prójimo

in that listened Damien Lewis verbally transmit the history has had his voice in my boss to the equal that have read that the mine has added to an intensity of an experience. I imagine Damien thoroughly there be enjoyed to gather an information and piecing the all near, perhaps more so much of any of the his another reservation.

Once again Damien has breathed the life to that could be remained like simple postscripts to a Second world-wide War. Those memories add has created for some families of these unsung heroes.

Some men of SABU-70 is immense especially Serge Vaculik, Ginger Jones, Castelow and Wiehe. A value, resourcefulness, resilience of his missions and escapes read more like a fiction of Maclean that real life. Amazing.

Like me a bit elements of ready way of the leading book ome Nazi Hunters' has been weaved in the one of the east rid to aim like the justice was has obtained finally.

Shameful to read roughly like Kopkow has not been punished for his participation in these crimes of war. That another was of look of way managed for some Services of Intelligence of war of estaca.

Has to that it has to that way that other histories that requires to be said.

Brilliant book, one of mine favourite.

Of then looks forward to a prójimo a. Any pressure Damien
4 / 5
the Military history is the a lot of wide 'church', and there is varying inner of denominations he; Of highbrow nationally the known historians that writes recognitions of war key of entity to some authors to reserve that writes in an element of personal interest to them, and everything goes in. A phase Damien Lewis touches to, is dominated by him, how has been predominantly in modernising in the first place-rid WW2 accounts of special forces, written of one or more concursantes to some chances in question. Some books are referenced in a bibliography, and generally resupply a core storyline, with the fresh up to date investigation that adds to some earlier volumes. He never the offers Remarks referencing a passage of his account; which is the critique for another reviewers, and is the key gravitas appearance to a highbrow phase of historian. Lewis does a lot well, is to update passages, giving them the fresh and modern appeal that can vary it accounts to clash, but to offer on an explanation of a soyost likely phase' methodology in his author' commentary, is to think that ossia new and definite investigation . He perhaps, reason any Note or the explanations are resupplied, rests to do our own test. In a significant majority, people like this treatment, and estimate a book highly. I also , has said that the military history is the wide church , and there is put for all the genders, but please does not think that does so only a form. I have read and it has revised that last few books for Lewis and they all follows this winning formula, and is so only with which recently in that reads him have I able summer to form this opinion. Like the reader of a lot of accounts of special forces, has read previously some books keys that Lewis uses for his core storyline, and the justice, often improving and certainly modernising in a real historical chance, but to all some first readers of time, is not new, or a result of only investigation - a bibliography always quotes a material of source of reference key - look for them was if they are still available.

To a book, has found that has followed closely Serge Vaculik 1954 account, which have law does decades, and remains the preferred. Have enjoyed really a passage in a 'challenge of Big Bretagna of the round', and surprisingly there is not reading never this in any one another WW2 SAS biography, so that it was the addition adds his legend. Some two accounts of mission has been written really well and beginning partorisca to 5 star, but has been disappointed for a section of crimes of the war, and felt was less than interest, perhaps reason has been directed in some losses more are INNER SOUND, with a SAS appearance when being of the work of a crew has diluted. For this reason, and an element of the mine first paragraph has contributed to the bookmark of 4. Besides it has had the number of the smallest points that the mine headed to that questions a thoroughness of investigation and/or consideration of facts.
- Mission 1 was SABU70, mission 2 was Toby3, still after presenting some two names, Lewis has persisted in referencing a second mission how was the continuazione of SABU70, reason ? No the think was poor modifying, as you can so only reason touches the more pecial title to rastras of crew.
- I cross referenced a casualty listed of a Toby3 mission, with Sarah Helm rid (p347), and vary notably. How it was the sentence inserts in a Helm book, goes to remain unclear reason such one obvious difference would have to that remain unexplained.
- To a rovescio of an on, in p291, when recounting an evasion tried for agents of SOUND, 'another Avenue Foch captive' was clearly Gilbert Norman, all the books in a subject appoints, was curious reason has not been quoted, in that appointed quell'some another.
- One the majority of curious appearance has left unquestioned was some chances regarding a crew to shoot murder of a Toby3 instruments, excluding Garstin. All 4 have been murdered with alone shots to a boss or with the, any everything to a front - that it is a odds of that that spends with the crew to shoot that it uses car pistols ?! Unless a crew to shoot the members have been point and averts shots , these 4 deaths all the point to the typical headshot rear deathsquad action. Some findings of crew of the investigation has not been questioned, but has accepted.

This in spite of, that has done really a book for me, was a passage the one who recounted an evasion of has occupied France for a SABU70 instruments, to call in Dakota to collect them of one, previously unused for some Allies, enemy busy aerodrome. Lewis has to that it has been grinning of ear the ear when that writing, partorisca was directly out of 'Where the eagles Dare' with a crew that called in in radio, anticipated 'Broadsword calling Danny Chico' to be quoted, this in spite of era the less inspiring 'Peach to Blunt 47', but when it has offered that an aircraft was pursued by the vehicle ' the kubelwagen, perhaps' - I rice out of strong. Utmost writing, conscious or otherwise !
(Like the footnote to this passage, has begun to think if Alistair MacLean, an author and screenwriter of a 1968 film Where the eagles Dare has drawn inspiration in his passages of a harvest of plus 1954 Vaculik book ?)
4 / 5
Damien Lewis is the master history teller this in spite of again this his his book the late plus is the brilliant rivetting read and although the any reading any of his another reservation ossia the start adds .
Fully would recommend that it buy the copy read then read all sweats another SAS volumes.
5 / 5
Meticulously Researched like this always, ossia a very emotional history of a SABU-70 SAS raiding party, which has fallen in France in 1944 directly to some hands of a moment Gestapo. His capture and treatment for a Gestapo and SS is both harrowing and atrocious, but by means of him Damien chooses the edge the one who a reader can stick to. Then continuous in to describe some activities of a crew of investigation of crimes of war that helped to spend a perpetrators the justice.

Although a first pair of chapters can look the few “Boys aventure Own”, some chances that Damien portrays is in fact true. By means of piecing together archived record and statements, Damien has written another masterpiece ossia both easily readable and a lot rewarding.
4 / 5
For Creature Boomers taste, been born roughly of five years after these chances, this would have to that be reading has required . Writing in an easy fashion, he rattles to the long of in the step that describes a selection, formation, and spiegamento of these to a large extent unwritten the heroes that the deep fight for behind lines of enemy. His escapades surprised and a treatment has received like this of the prisoners of the despicable war. It was fascinating to read on some varied characters in a SAS platoon and also those of a Nazi hard core SS/Gestapo the one who treated him. Also, in that treaty quell'some details of a raid, a then continuous book in the that follows down and justice metered was to some Nazi killers a shameful way some have been protected for a British government. These alone needs more investigation and announcing. Impressive material.
One stands out to reserve which left daunted of a bravery of these men those who sinister me partorisca live my life in peaceful time. I docked a stars reason have read a Kindle version and, like this always, some photograph so only any one the justice.
4 / 5
Highly reccomend !!
An account of lovely epic, resilience and daring for a slope of world-wide war two.
Brilliantly researched and writing of praise , big to Damien Lewis to spend these heroes to a forefront so that his memories and the sacrifices are not forgotten never.
The ballast Forgets !
4 / 5
A together account very dipped and researched of for real grupal remarkable of soldate.
An author direct a chance is of this part of SAS WW2 activity in France in a summer of 1944, how has been been behind some chances and has it in the first place assisted hand.
Is the page some turner, could has not dipped down!
5 / 5
Ossia The very interesting account of a SAS hunting Nazi and SS the one who had escaped capture in an end of a War. It has had no official permission partorisca the majority of some operations, but a SAS was very achieved partorisca spend these people the account. A very easy and enthralling book, well lovely reading.
4 / 5
Has read everything of Gentleman Lewis' pounds partorisca date and everything am very good. This book partorisca me has been point and averts. A detail, some men and his amazing but harrowing operations. They are very proud and extremely humbled for some sacrifices have done of these young men so that has a free society of today. Very emotional and thank you partorisca say his history.
5 / 5
Another gripping book of Damien Lewis. We travel with SAS undercover units to Nazi controlled territory in France. We find a deadly art of Funkspiel, where interception of enemy of a SAS goodness of raid to disaster. We fulfil some heroes, each one which the personality, some have condemned partorisca fall the Gestapo hands. And with which some finals of war go with some Secret Hunters partorisca follow down some Nazi torturers and spend them partorisca try. All some people in this book are real and some the fast moving histories in a book are 100 factual, based in thorough investigation of photo and documents. This book maintains the big levels of Damien Lewis of the history that says and builds in touching that it exists corpus of thrillers of war.
4 / 5
All of the books of Damien have the way adds partorisca spend the historical chances and some people have involved the life.
Some transfers and turns in this book so only maintains partorisca come and there will be you gripped all a way by means of.
Is an emotional and has thought partorisca cause read, which will do questions some of your initial responses as come to an end .
Is an amazing history partorisca dare, value, and tenacity, worthy to be turned in Hollywood blockbuster.
In my opinion is Damien Lewis rid better to date, which is saying something given some of a brilliant work that there is has produced already.
Exceptional.
4 / 5
SAS Sale of the to to Brothers likes him-the all of the books of Damien calms maintain you gripped of a 1st page to a last. It felt how it was in this Stirling the bomber that rigs partorisca jump. Damien literally dips calm in a situation. Also background given on all some soldate. It felt as I knew him personally. Really I can not recommend SAS Band of Brothers enough, the must has read.
4 / 5
A lot of writings of Detail , excellent, an investigation of unknown elements forwards does a history all a plus fascinating. Prpers Having read and listened to a lot of Damiens rid can no to recommend them highly enough. An add read, a truth is far more interesting that fiction.
5 / 5
Has has finalised so only this amazing book and has to that say is a lot of dusty inner a moment. Superbly Writing and researched,ossia the history of bravery, determination and the fraternity that comprises all the rows and social classes. These mention needs of histories to be said so that it does not forget never his sacrifice,any so only his youth and innocence but like this in this book a definite sacrifice for our country. Thank you Damien Lewis
5 / 5
Awesome, gripping, flange of a material of chair. If you have read at all more read this!!
5 / 5
The one who the brilliant bed, a lot informative, with detail of a mission & of some women & of men has involved in these covert operations during WW2.
Highly recommends to read this book.
There is rid with big levels like usual, with a courier adhering the current principles on ridding.
4 / 5
This book is written for the very well known respected author. Some accounts are like this very written, easily could be is not . A exceptionally the well has read.
5 / 5
An exceptional, informative and the wave that the bows trip behind in time, which defines and lauds one daring and sacrifice and brave exploits of real heroes. The ballast Forgets!
5 / 5
There was gripped of a first page. A history of women and courageous men that has given his lives partorisca save another. Absolutely it detailed it brilliantly. Well lovely reading.
5 / 5
Has read the plot of books of Lewis of Damien, but this one is like this well writes had to him hooked well of a start, that surprises true history, has read he in 2 days, a lot recommended
5 / 5
Once again the narrative & of the investigation of Damien dips a legislation of reader to an action & some locations of this true history.
A bravery of some men of a SAS facing such adversity in a face of an enemy is besides words.
This reserves & a true history says partorisca deserve all an attention & crediticia this has been that comes his way. Bravo!
5 / 5
A brilliant account and very written on some of some missions have directed for 1 SAS during WWII

An easy book partorisca read that it moves secret spends for behind lines of enemy, link with a control and then beginning partorisca cover a heinous crimes of some Nazi is under an order of Control.

A lot of value the read you will not be disappointed

A+++
4 / 5
One the majority of informative book in WW2 activity that no the a lot of people know a lot roughly. Reading roughly door an action to direct
5 / 5
A can not ask in a sheer bravery of some soldate have involved. Everything of chance resists your attention until an a lot of well.
4 / 5
Absolutely the fantastic book dipped there still among them ,im more daunted of these types if ossia possible
Damien Lewis is a gone too much type in a SAS,control out of his catalogue for more
4 / 5
Ossia my second book for the author said and does not disappoint , the one of truth gripping history of chapter to chapter . Rid in the form that spends the sense adds of time of place and visualisation, and says a true history of a spirited souls that has given sweats everything ! A calm author you amenos a history , a history has been written in essence for some soldate of sabu70 !
5 / 5
That the fabulous has read!! Such the author adds!! Addition to mine Damien Lewis free!
4 / 5
Likes all the book of Damien Lewis, this is captivating of one a lot before page. It has discovered fascinating the new military facts that comprises some fantastic 'Big Bretagna of Round' exercise. Chapters 6 to 9 was flange of a chair and the heart that careers. It is sad and glorious in equal measure. Any one gives support of WW2 the literature has to that have this in his collection.
4 / 5
Another well the history researched and writing.
Full of useful factual information. Highly recommend.
4 / 5
Fast and effective delivery and the prize adds - any one will be happy Xmas day to the equal that are looking for partorisca read is when being a reader of Lewis of Damien avid
5 / 5
the brilliant has read. A lot well it researched it. The author is on state and further partorisca offer his autograph to defenders partorisca a book. Simply message the privately in his Facebook community and sticks an out of free. Time of war SAS the exploits continue to be a material of legend.
5 / 5
This book ameno the life some endeavours and successes of 1 SAS has occupied France, that comprises his terrible death in some hands of his captors.

A book is the testimony of the soldate that gives his morning partorisca ours today.
4 / 5
Damian Lewis some sum of historical investigation to a SAS inside his books written! That gives an idea to that has been in with soldate in time of war. It would recommend his books to any one interested in SAS LRDG & SPECIAL FORCES.
5 / 5
There is not reading this closing and-book but look forward to doing so much.
5 / 5
This in spite of another Brilliant Book in a heroics during World-wide War 2. Always the fantastic bed with the fashion of brilliant writing that calm maintain you hooked and turning some for real Excellent pages.
5 / 5
Any those who has interested in sound of world-wide war 2 . It would owe that read some books for Damien lewis, always the a lot of a lot of read..
4 / 5
A book is brilliant. Unfortunately a an I apresamiento fails 32 pages. It would be a lot it has been substituted but is out of window of turn for 2 days!
4 / 5
A must read partorisca everything. Incredible idea to hero of true war that has to be it agreed and Immortalised.

Damien Lewis any dissapoint

Top Customer Reviews: The Changing of the ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 37 ratings
5 / 5
As any the one who has to do fault in a British Army partorisca 15 years and those who is part of Iraq- the Afghan generation are a bit rasgado thus book. Fundamentally, they are in accordance with premise of authors that a British Army has been resisted behind for the form of institutional inertia, that our political masters and the senior agents have failed consistently in the strategic/operational level and that have failed partorisca apply lessons like this hard has learnt. This in spite of, seat that an author has the agenda biased based to his experience 'brief' own with an Army. His argues is a lot a sided and house mainly in institutional and individual failings with small acknowledgement has done the things that an Army has done well particularly in the tactical level in a past twenty years. An author is a lot well in apportioning the fault but no recommendations very significant to the equal that to the that the things could be improved. @In rodeo, the mixed stock exchange has left down for some authors possess personal sprains. One at least can expect promotes an inner debate inside an Army partorisca promote the culture partorisca learn that it applies better applies the lessons have learnt.
5 / 5
This reserves that looks in as the British army has struggled with some challenges of a 21st century – specifically Iraq and the Afganistan – refinadas with a following reflection:

' has asked me….If this thing of the British institutions that struggle with both transmission and the new century have run well besides an exercised.

Akam Suggests that although looked of his account of mine partorisca be incalculable heroism, brilliant adaptability and the constant disposal the rethink situations, an army has fallen in fact slowly in his face in Iraq and Afganistan.

Has comprised correctly says that the Iraq an army struggled partorisca some following reasons especially:

1) An only reason partorisca struggle a war was partorisca maintain in with some Americans. Akam Does not go to a very political. His 260 interviews are virtually all with personnel of army of all the rows, but this reason looks obvious his

2) Reason this was a chance has not looked partorisca import to some politics that has not had any purpose or strategy further that impresses some the EUA has involved. It has said of another way, an only yardstick reason the success could be short has impressed some the EUA.

3) Partorisca some reason some felt it necessary to be highly secretive in a build until the war and the formation and other preparations were seriously compromised so that when the troops have arrived in Iraq has had poor crew in a lot of chance and a lot totally pertinent formation.

On and on these questions were any difficulties some Americans have had, reasons in that a Brits had not thought by means of that has done necessarily bought to those some Americans am wanted. Prpers Having said this there was embrague considerable among a Brits and troops of EUA. It looks mine to read Akam that a Brits so only looked to think that his skills and the experience have meant that they would be able to manage anything that in fact has not been a chance.

A Brits has had also the slightly snobbish attitude, although lack of the resources also can have touched the part in a fact that when transitioning beat and authorship for security the Iraqi agencies a Brits no at the side the but left him so only to locate with him. This compromised a British place and has forced finally his remove, he when being the moot point if this is to be see as desirable or no for a Brits. It has not been of then way for some Americans. Some Americans have been seen so more useful for a Iraqis.

In Afganistan a phase was different. This occupies much less of a book but a history here is that while an initial attack on To the Quaeda was achieved a subsequent war in a Taliban has not been. The mine that comprises that Akam is saying here was that a reason thus failure was that

1) A true character of interior of the Afghan politics was researched insufficiently and comprised by an army, and

2) While it has had ‘a lot' and ‘badly' methods of counter-insurgency in of the terms that empathy with some Afghan people have been involved, has had the real question roughly if contadora-insurgency really done at all in the country that was in some ambivalent measure roughly you when being there in a first place.

Akam Consider some wars like this of the failures and is a lot angry. But we have maintained in with some Americans. In spite of some questions in Iraq some Americans would not say the word against . A British Army and an Iraqi and Afghans the civilians have paid the very weighed prize for that.

Would owe that say that a writing of this book is of a main quality, Akam coverage of the a lot of situations and the accidents is forensic and often based in the accounts furnished in interview with a lot of different participants.
5 / 5
This book is really very written, reading like the history of good war, but a time although it pose some really defiant questions also, some that there is already sparked the enormous debate in some sections of descriptions of A Time and other newspapers.

Ossia The subject are very interested in, but any one has been strongly personally involved in, so only remarking of an outside; but it is clear that Akam has opened can he of worms here... One which, arguably, a lot in to the faculty would have liked him has maintained firmly has concluded. One researches the authors is obvious and excellent ( is very scarce to want to read the book with two bookmarks/marcadors, so only calms so much can maintain no with a footnotes!)
5 / 5
Following the description detailed of Akam the book in a New Statesman has ordered three copies of of the this, one on its own name and two for my edges, one the old plus of the one who is takes it and one the young plus is doing to a MSc in Global Politics. Having finalised it, thinks that is the lovely bed for any with an interest in a state of a British army and his spiegamenti in Iraq and Afganistan.

Is to to the very ambitious book likes Akam is not simply of those offered an overview of a soldato but takes a time to undermine down to a hierarchy of social cultures in an army. Consistently, Each subject is has presented perspectives of squaddies, agents, commanders and manufacturers of police. Those surfaces is the vision of generally of well-motivated and talented the people have captured of traditions of arcane and driven by a metrics successful of career more than a practicalities of some missions have been assigned. Of course, this results more significant a big plus on a canal of commission goes. Paradoxically, also it looks that an increase of agents of the main army, a less is resisted responsible for his actions. Akam Resupplies the observation to say of the social gathering where the senior agents are busy slapping each another in a backside roughly which well have against fact he backdrop of two of one the majority of conspicuous failures of foreign police in British history. Failures so that a culture of an army is to separate stops of manager.

Is truism that exercise more professionals always is preparing for a last war. How it was with a spiegamento of Iraq. It is the scandal that the soldate British have been sent the war in Iraq in of the tanks that constantly has broken down, without same pertinent logistics to sustain any prolonged advance. It is a main same scandal that for the soldate of long times have been sent is gone in AFVs concealed protects been missing of against IEDs and that has been missing like the conditions air which has has caused troops to fall like flies to the equal that have boiled inside his vehicles. Akam Present to litany of such failings, which the fact the smallest miracle that a British army has achieved that has done.

This in spite of, Akam is correctly critic of a human component so as a box and dips paid to a self-congratulatory perception that a British army is ‘the best little army in a world-wide'. Swipe to aim unexpectedly like this arrogant view that a British army would aim some Americans to the equal that to do a work has been undermined for casualidades. In the first place, thanks to the inferior box and a quantity have limited likewise concealed that it was available, a British army frequently found he connecting on support of EUA. Besides, like the conflict unfolded clear result to some Americans that some British could not give endure contributi defiant the operations. No for any love lovely or committed. Simply reason a Brits has been missing of a wherewithal to go through half of. Partly this was down to some generals behind in Big Bretagna that waste to send sufficient forces to do some works have allocated to them.

Akam Chances of analysis in Basra the shows like this has touched was. Far too few troops were available to police Basra. Like the result the number of ‘hearts and import' the tactic has been tried, a lot which finalised in farce. As one ‘ some good' initiatives when the soldate British would present the Iraqi schools with photocopiers have had has not required, and then insist that they take. Or when the soldate have been ordered to paint school wall while down shoot like this well gestures. In an end, the British troops were to a large extent limited to the handful of bases and so only the walk for EUA backed the forces of the Iraqi has restored some semblance of order in Basra. Before then, some the British commanders had been involved in the secret extracted groups of militia to trade prisoners instead for a militia that for his attacks in of the soldate British.

Besides covering some operations Akam is the perceptive observant of culture of army. Of a drunken whoring of soldate in German barracks, to some pranks of School boy of some agents' disorder. A be last complicated for a current arch-snobbery of socially of unit of elite. It was as it has read that result more and has convinced more than an army desperately reforms of need and would have to that begin of a cup. Some needs of army to dip full stop to direct entrance of agent. They require to have his future leaders spend for some rows before they are uploaded. Something like a system of police of fast clue has to that be preferable to perpetuate a snobbishness and sense of entitlement this short an army like a curtain of iron. It would be far better for men to be directed by that has been by means of a same experience to be the squaddie. And it would be far better for agents to have some roots in a culture of some men directs. There is fascinating section in an importance of decorations, like this further pursue, as one depends in some literary endeavours of some agents that full in some forms. It is the system that is like this mature to abuse so that it is worthy to celebrate a value and good service of soldate the one who wins medals.

Besides, is vital that the crew of experience of entity for an army is not retarded for antiquated bureaucracy. Neither it has to that the be select for senior agents those who then walks the yielding works of industry of the arms after leaving an army. A chance on the dot would be an election of a SA80 rifle that cost three times like this like this better treating the American arms as ours the special forces choose in a SA80.

Have the number of friends in an army, by means of some rows, and my older is the soldato to do fault. They are good people those who are doing his best in the system riddled with handicapping anachronisms. To good sure a lot of reading this description will disagree with Akam and accuse to undermine an army. But it concealed it is not his purpose at all. Akam Has wanted to be the soldato, and his condition for some resplandores army by means of his writing. Simply it is signalling out of some iniquities and failings this has on built on some years when a poised army for the war against Russia. In spite of some regrettable consequences of that for operations to Iraq and Afganistan, Akam offers some optimism to an end of his book in those these agents of youngster more exposed to these consequences are feeding by means of to plant more senior and is pressing for necessary reforms. The sinister hope has sucedidos before some calls of army on again.

Am not too alentadora in the last east point likes the stand of of things. I know any the one who formula the doctrine of a British army. He a bit those that the on eaten years in Sandhurst he confided that an army was little more than the militia, thanks to some courses of a last decade. Besides, the General Of the entity takes said me that a more an army can expect achieve in any one the spiegamento foreign new is to send the litigated sized force for the maximum of six month. Ossia A sad state of an army these days. Our men and women in of the uniforms deserves better, likes Akam has the place is gone in painful plenitud…
4 / 5
Very written and has thought to cause. Highly recommended reading for any interested in history, military history, and current subjects. Easy reading too much for civilians or these people those who could think the acronyms and the words milite will dip them era. Explained well.
4 / 5
Am loving this book. Akam Writing thoughtfully and accessibly. We have very listened a political class' the defective decision that does to ship in a patient-has advised wars in Afganistan and Iraq, but a tactic and culture that directed to the failure was an own army . Akam Pulls any glue describes these failures.

Akam Has opened also and sincere in the sound possesses sting a lot brief in an army. It is refreshing when historical (although I am not sure sees like this one!) It declares his interests and left in his travesía.

Very serious roughly that loves a British army to learn the failures would owe that read and give the reception to this book. Sadly, A lot of no.
5 / 5
has bought this book that expects for more information in a estaca of British Army-Afganistan. You are cost of year the operations and the formation are so only in brief mentioned in an epilogue. This book is still another negative analysis of the action of an Army I these two theatres, and so only concentrates on the shabby good appearances and units a lot of sweat that all know roughly in all the chance. There is little new information, and he almost swimming on 90 of soldato British that has done the good work and professional there, ossia that is to go there any to win medals, kill people or look for ascent, but to help stabilise and reconstruct these countries.
Some of the critics of an author are unjustified: it compares a British unfavourably with some forces of EUA, but for all a last wealth, technology, brainpower and firepower, have still to win a battle of COIN in any country. The British experience in Northern Ireland is critiqued also, but some years of varied premiers of Op the poster was bloodier for an army that a same time in Basra, and a lot of some technicians have learnt there laws in of the operations where an Army is more like this forces of armed police. A trick is to know when to use these methods, and when to go the general warfighting. The senior agents am castigated to be promoted more than graduates like the result of failure, but ossia the question expósito in other zones of our society, as afterwards a last financial crisis; in of the people of British politics am refused probably far too easily instead.
Also expected for some suggestions roughly like a British Army could be improved, or if in fact it had done that of then 2015, and this could be a zone in that an author aims his ignorance - could know the bit in an army, but any one a lot roughly coaching and operations.
4 / 5
Simon Akam has opened on the debate a lot of entity. These frames of book for uncomfortable reading in of the parts. It is not in accordance with everything of him but a lot that writes is esolla on'. Prodigiously Very Researched, merit the wide audience. Highly recommended to any the one who concerns in our profession and an institution that is a British Army.
4 / 5
Have the connection with a lot of of some people and a lot of that is to describe in a book and he the chimes with quell'I have known at the same time and with quell'I active has discovered later. It is the hard read partorisca to the a lot likes me so that it exposes of institutional failings in an organisation that am spent the big part of my life in. But that it is the hard read is a lot so that the transmission does not come roughly easily. It will result clear to any one reading a book that the transmission is has required absolutely.

Strongly recommend this book to any the one who considers him to be the student of warfare.
5 / 5
An amazing book. I do not have any experience of army of subjects, so only of history. They like him a lot of my compatriots, has been angered for a British decision to enter a conflict in Iraq in 2003, and an apparent lack of any planning of before. This has left a country with infrastructure has broken, and awash with arms and of the angry young men without works; one the fault to be conscious of embrague among different groups of “insurgents”, mirrored for embrague among different regiments of a British army, this look to aim an army has not learnt of his own deceptions in generations.

A book is packed densely with facts, with fund of support, and found that obliging reading.
4 / 5
Have has wanted to any one to like this. It is written my time in an Army and I imagined it would be a snide commentary of the Empty-commission of Year wannabe. In reality, as it identifies, it is quite the universal view inside an Army that Iraq and Afganistan were monumental ray -ups in a strategic level.

In fact is the really well analyses researched and a lot readable of different edges, which Akam pull near to create the mostly obliging narrative. I know the number of some 'characters' speech roughly, and was present in the pair of some chances. The All the true coverages, which is the rarity in of the books like these.

Has the pair of things to that did not like me:

1. It begins it was with rodeo he of his time like the agent of youngster in a Scots Dragoon Guard and uses it to draw stirs it of Army-wide parallels. Life in a Scots DG disorder in Germania has not gone representative even of an Army in Germania, has left so only as a whole. Had quite a lot of regiments in an Army for there to be the disorder to adapt all the world. If you want drunk Pol Roger and spend ludicrous the trousers join a Scots DG. If it love urine of drink and spend at all, joins 9Sqn REY. And everything goes in.

2. A function of a government, politicians and a MoD so only takes to nod. It could summarize the so much: Chilcot has written the report massively - is everything in there. A lack of governmental preparation, resourcing, engaged (just general seriousness) is a fundamental issue with Iraq and Afganistan. Yes, an upper brass could have it has called was, but finally has the reason does not invade Russia after a Salisbury poisonings and an invasion of Crimea and is that included a government knows would take ours burned there is rid ours. Akam Draws stirs it of similarities to one Uploads of some Knights (he recaptura of Basra) and Operation Motorman in Northern Ireland. Motorman Was resourced with 29 battalions and 5000 UDR. We critique 4 RIFLES to fail to a same thing in Basra with the Group of alone Battle.

A first principle of war is a Selection and Interview of an Aim. In neither Iraq any Afganistan a British government has the clear aim to the equal that to that has loved to achieve (another that to be the good partner to some Americans). A sad irony is that we spend like this blood and property to try some Americans that is basically useless to them in the protracted conflict of earth.

Hopefully Has another book on where afterwards for a British Army. My own view is that an Army now lack of some stairs to deploy conventional forces to anything more lethal that Sierra Leone/of Falklands. As Pode a United Kingdom ameno military force to defend his interests?
5 / 5
One first what has to that do when you have read this book is not to leave a fact that Akam is the journalist and that has resisted the commission of year of the empty in a cavalry. A lot of commentaries in of means it comunicacionales social is drawn to these facts with a general supposition that is the journalist with an axe to grind and that person the one who was in an army for 5 minutes possibly could know that it is speaking roughly.

This book is researched superbly in the number of years and a cast of people has interviewed is both impressive and the depth of aims adds. A book is uncomfortable to read in time, especially for any the one who does not have to do fault never in an army, but there is a lot that veteran and do fault the soldate will recognise. In order for an organisation to develop and evolve, is good to have uncomfortable discussions roughly the one who his purpose is.

Akam Is particularly strong coverage some cultural turns of an army by means of this period, transmissions in doctrine, regimental the amalgamations etc. Is the good history teller and a book is littered with episodes. Tighter modifying (still there is typos) and the majority of conclusion has considered would have given this book five stars. A conclusion has felt hasty and has not offered any real solutions to some questions spoken.

In general, the good book and well lovely reading
4 / 5
One changing of a Guard is one involving, a lot-writing, researched, and has presented read. While it is not in accordance with everything in a book, is thought-causing and included-rid and be in accordance with his centrical thesis that with which four and the half decades of a cold War, a British army, his leadership, especially, was complacent and inflexible. When Our soldato deployed in a estaca 9/11 wars there were sucedidos but there was also deceptions, failures, infighting, and regulates extreme chances-breaking. During an organisation has struggled to identify, suitable, and to win some new challenges. In spite of of the this, the hard lessons have been learnt, albeit dulcemente, and in general, an army is exited another finalises a better for him.
A book especially underlines pre-9/11 British ‘hubris' be ‘the best little Army in a World-wide': the just observation like this was a faith in bylines entirely a cold war and probably before that. Like the soldato of young Infantry in a @@@1980s, was has said whenever in spite of ours has has limited number, terrible box, and stifling the system of class was without pair a harder army and more professional. In fact, a resource and the limitations of crew have been dress he so that it tries that some Americans have had ‘all a train but any one creates' while we trust ours pluck and initiative. More, has has had centuries of tradition behind as well as successful counter-insurgency campaigns in of the places like Malays and Northern Ireland. Some Americans probably have agreed inclusos with, included if it did not like. I remember an urban legend roughly forces EUA in Germania, or could have been Marino of EUA that goes ashore Hong Kong, when be issued with the papers that warns them dangers to drink, struggling, or game with soldate British: all duquel would lose in, has been said.
Has then come 9/11 and British participation in Iraq and Afganistan and a subsequent nation-building in both places, so that it was prepared neither neither has instrumented. Widespread too thin, ‘heart and import' is exited of a window (considered a winning strategy in a Malay emergency) to concentrate in that war of the fights— there is the pair of interesting chapters here in a system of prize and his potential to promote bad behaviour, an impact of a slew of memoirs and video of trophy of the Youtube that is to exit of some two campaigns and some have related enigma ossia allied ‘' (that looks a part and doing material fresco).
In an end, an army is remained down in both the politician and the strategic level—and for decisions some Americans' facts, especially the Iraq. An application of the ‘Hearts and import' the strategy has been considered a winning element of a campaign of the Malay emergency and this has not been in my possible opinion. It would contest that it was in fact some ‘hearts and import' strategy coupled with protecting by force significant that has won a day—one without another can no . A number of Commonwealth the troops have deploy to start with of population during one in the Malay emergency was roughly 1:150, with the number looked of police more the force on call of enormous house (1:25). The Iraq (Basra and Maysan) that the number was around 1:300 and in Afganistan (Helmand) roughly 1:150—but neither Iraq neither Afganistan have had to exist military or civilises the force concealed has been coached or enough of confidence to be considered a goodness (these early days). Finally, a British army there is neither be some troops so that they build nation or to protect by force and some situations in both theatres quickly spiralled out of control: ‘the quantity has the very own quality.'
With all the justice this in spite of, some Americans fared pocolos better in general the Iraq and Afganistan, in spite of his massive resources. Although embarrassingly, has finalised in in front of the bail was in both Basra and Helmand—and in a process, to good sure has taken his revenge for all these years to be has said was inferior.
Critical regarding the excessive use of violence is mixed. The troops are quoted likes that has been too aggressive, A PWRR in Maysan in 2004 and 3 Paralizaciones in Helmand in 2006 for example. But the troops are quoted also like any one when being any one quite aggressive in Basra cities in 2006 first of a ‘lodged: underlined by a fact that the majority of some dates of the prizes during this period were to save comrades more than taking a fight to an enemy. Like this, in Helmand in 2011 a main military endeavour is result casualty reduction and exclusion of enemy more than assault. A lot it is it was, I suspect, tactically reactive and relates behind to the mine argues more collected roughly having resorted insufficient to protect by force dates some circumstances—also an end of a campaign of Iraq was in sight by this time.
Is has adapted often that it is human character to critique subsequent generations like any one when being any one like this hard or like this very so much those that am before state. Some old sweats when have joined up berated and knots berated what follows. For some times have left an Army, was that period among a cold war and 9/11: an end of history. 9/11 it changed it all concealed and although it would spend to the long of the decade to Iraq and Afganistan, this was like the contractor, no like the soldato to do fault, has belonged to the youngest generation. And of where was, remarking, was proud of a professionalism, bravery, toughness, and flexibility of these boys and daughters. But these conflicts are on now and some the next generations are that they have to that adapt to the new army once again: and a continuous cycle in.
I firmly stand for a conviction that rids to reserve a soldato British is still a better, and a British Army is still ‘the best small (emphasis) armed in a world-wide'. This has said, an army of EUA impressed also any end: a better enormous army in a world. Respect.

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5 / 5
has found this reserves long, confusing, fill with too many personal histories and too many perspectives. It has mentioned rodeo he of the recommended French book to be like this useful. Also influenced for all some personnel memoir books? Poor modifying?
4 / 5
This writing rid well and researched gives a unflattering seen of senior leadership in an army. It looks to a disconnects among some aims of different groups, if ossia different nations , stir of service or historical regiments and an impact this has had in a British implication to Iraq and Afganistan. Well value the bed to better comprises no only the one who past, but some of some reason reasons.
4 / 5
A lot of tape read usually “of the books fed” but this book hunts with me. It could it has not dipped down. I recognise so much of the like a writer portrays. It is reason I has left an army. It is an attentive representation of the constantly degrading organisation that tries is for the reinvent with tower in his descendant helter skeltzer. Whilst Spending for big that chooses to sell out of some endeavours of some rows of youngster for promotional profit.
4 / 5
A fascinating and obliging idea to a state of British Army on some last two decades. It would owe that be the must -read for political leaders and of era a member of them United Kingdom as well as motivation to ensure the things improve. Akam The work adds that he the clear fact that a nation and some troops especially deserve a lot better
5 / 5
An author written in the lucidas, obliging way in the series of failures that the wave was, in that is clearly agonisingly brilliant light for an army upper brass, a gross disconnect among the view of a British army of him and his real capacities. In timing these failures are comic or farcical, in another has to that devastate consequences for some lives of soldate, his families, and civil in some countries hubristically there is invaded. Some the clearest voices are those of some soldate normal and agents of youngster - voice that a lot seldom listen of - that adds can and realism to a history. He all adds until the sobering and powerful portrait. Also it would remark that an author has the fine line in wry footnotes.
5 / 5
My edges those who has struggled in Iraq like the agent of youngster has insisted has read this book. They are a lot happy has done like this now comprise that he and his comrades have experienced. A fellow the one who has to do fault of one 1970 is can not expect take loaned the so much is appropriate to all this estaca of soldate 9/11.
5 / 5
I highly recommended this well counts to write and detailed, in fact a lot of years some failures in Iraq in Afganistan has been attributed to any Politicians or the lack of resources (or both) carefully a lot small has paid to some tactical decisions and of the authorships of interior some armed forces.

An only weakness is that a lot a more thorough the sources could be seen like this disillusioned or with an axe to grind (some with abundance of justification).
4 / 5
It has wanted to oh quell'has wanted so that bad things with east his hard to know where the histories of any one knows has not gone included in an Army at the same time ( has joined 6 years with which some times have alleged partorisca be in Iraq) an author is spent the less than 10 month in some Armed forces in the commission of year of the empty still is trying was is the soldato expert has described ...
5 / 5
The reading enjoyed really TCOTG, his like this very researched and referenced with final and the foot detailed notes that so only show a time, glimpsed and struggles that Simon has had to that take this book to print. It would recommend it highly to all this do fault pre and estaca 9/11 like an investigation the military culture, accountability and the one who prpers see in some world-wide and with our partners keys. There it is helped me also reflect in that then and can possess trip on a lot a period that some coverages of book. Really happy that this book the partorisca print!
5 / 5
Has to do fault of 74 - the book adds, writing a lot well, scholar and urban in a stock exchange employed and fabulously there is remarked. I me cringe with shame because it was one of some writes written on. We were and still it is, a utter stirs of followers.
5 / 5
Excellent book. The last paste and a lot truthful. A critique of a senior leadership and politician in his behaviour in Iraq and Afganistan is both warranted and attentive. It would owe that be the must read for any doubt in failures in an Army.
4 / 5
A lot of Bed for any military history buffs.
Does not reflect too well on leadership of armies of forces of the United Kingdom.
Possibly unfair in of the places.
4 / 5
A terrible book. Included old tropes and critics without politics or context of EUA. Badly writing researched and desperately bad. Steve has read Coll to see that well the contemporary history is writing.
4 / 5
Far too many agents of mediocre army in the the increase of arms the big row felizmente, favouritism and to avert difficult postings. This in spite of, are not all that bad like these castigated in this book.
Is true that the blunders were to manifest in Iraq and Afganistan but a failure of entity is to be found in Whitehall. A succession of Secretaries of poor Defence and the reluctance to give some services armed a crew and the arms have required was some reason keys for our action.
Akam Has written the controversial that is missing the deep knowledge of a soldato and his political masters.
5 / 5
No the good bed, contains to lies or “fiction” likes them and in of absolute to convince you that an author has researched in fact a subject @@@subject first to write.
4 / 5
Some impressions of the form of 20 maladjusted years a base of the bad book has researched full of the controversy manufactured and 'the fake sees'. If a typos does not dip you was a shallowness to argue surely . Cela Went it massively reduced in prize his first week of the calm publication say all precise knows. Directly the landfill.
5 / 5
A really a lot of bed in a form partorisca change of a modern army to the equal that spends for his two harder campaigns in recent history. It asks some big questions roughly that successful and adaptable is really be in a last 20 year like an organisation.

Admirably very Researched with interviews with; some generals in levelling very main, to the that pre-soldato partorisca battle confided to some ladies of a night before they have left Germania. It goes after both some chances, culture of transmission and accountability that an army wrestled with.

I better passages partorisca me was an analysis of Youtube and the modern books of some Armies GO, a detail for behind a Blackman and IHAT treatments, and complex politician of an end of Iraq this has seen a British Army entirely embarrassed in front of our ally our next plus.

Sure there is detailed does not answer to that it would have to it has done, and a recruiting the chapter of subjects looks the bit of the ray on; but an author looks for partorisca ask questions and open the discussion has required.

Like him 2010 OCdt has spent my Blues Ross Kemp in ‘Afghan' and dreamed partorisca do one same. Then deployed on airily regulated exerts that it reflected it purportedly a doctrine of NEW COIN, but still odorato of some questions and cold War. These reservations to good sure takes an essence of these years likes Army grappled partorisca change faster then has not had never before.

The can not be a speaker of closes in this subject, but opens an agreement with the bang and questions some debate detailed.
4 / 5
No an easy book partorisca read, but then is the aim is not partorisca comfort. A breadth and the discharge of a book is immense, of some political decisions that has taken one Or.K. The war in 2001 and 2003 to an experience partorisca be in a upturned, transports armoured flooded to Iraq the IHAT. These maps partorisca reserve a course of a British Army during some of his longer wars, that analyses his function, his capacity and his place in British society.

In spite of some negative critiques see here, there is positive and signs partorisca hope in this book. Some transmissions have done for OPTAG in reply to a battlefield challenges of Iraq, the comparison of military culture among two unit of Control and a lot especially, some lessons that today young -mid the agents of career can learn in of the agents some reports with his political masters.

A book is incredibly has researched well; if doubt, take the look in a section of notes that contains references and of the whole passages of correspondence with a interviewees.
4 / 5
Akam Has written the only and powerful book, based in the enormous number of personal interviews. It is the studio of failure and organisational culture more than the inter-the disciplinary history of an earth has campaigned this dominates a fund. Some controls of author on the mirror to a British Army and he the question to accept his action of a fault for some catastrophes of foreign police of some two decades of then 9/11. It is the history of hyper-masculinity, of arrogance, hubris, and an absence of accountability for any one another that a low plus-classifies the personnel has involved. The support of some British people for some wars in Iraq and Afganistan were indifferent in better but sustain lost never so that they have resisted directly some consequences of police; this book resupplies the new perspective and of entity, one argues that a British Army has to that it would have to that accept some of a fault. It is view that a lot the one who has to do fault on some last 20 years quietly action. Any interested in the leadership and the military culture would owe that read this.
4 / 5
Ossia An original book and very written . It will be controversial likes investigation partorisca nail some of some myths prevalent in some soldate and resupplies an exceptional and provocative analysis of some of some reasons because the recent conflicts have failed.

The military failure is of course very new. One of some questions today is this warfare, especially in an operational level, can be missing of the clear concept that constitutes sucedido. And without achievable and the quantifiable aims also can be difficult to judge failure. A result is the strategic vacuum. In Afganistan and Iraq this is resulted a context in that roughly of some lines of the failure in an army has been exposed. And Simon Akam identifies him with an intelligent and cruel eye.

Although it mentions the number of character, his critique is not aimed so much in them like this in a culture duquel was part . It takes this in the very researched series of viñetas and accidents. A result of final is the little like an impressionist product. On prójimo, describes the row of detailed and, sometimes, tenuously has linked chance. But when being behind, his analysis coalesces to the coherent and unsettling picture.

Simon Akam has produced the serious, highly readable, and analyses lovely of an army in a first neighbourhood of a 21st century. It has dipped a work of the earth for some necessary transmissions to help them gives better support with some of some challenge that is likely to find in some prójimos.
5 / 5
Has found this book that interest because that has left some Armies to Force fact 25 years and spending more than twenty years in BAOR commentaries that a lot pocolos has changed - if anything the things have worse. A system of Disorder, segregating some agents and seniors and other rows - and his families, is outdated for a 21st century and a cause of management and poor professionalism.
5 / 5
Like the soldato to do fault ossia a history of my experience. Incredibly very researched but he zippy read thoroughly there is enjoyed a main text and delving to some references. Highly recommended for both soldato and audiences any army. Some the personal accounts are fascinating so only in his own.
5 / 5
In spite of the little feeble section in a last third of a book that extracted a Chilcot Report and IHAT, in general entertaining while military critical reading. Clear recommendation for all calm present the pro or with Army and soldiering.
5 / 5
Utmost of officious history of last 20 years of a British Army to Iraq and Afganistan. An author develops a good, a bad and an ugly. A studio of chance in institutions that fails to reflect or reform. Highly recommended.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 54 ratings
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback there is not reading the book quite like this before - Quite like this current, new, entertaining, those interest and disturbing all a same time. Hennessey Has achieved something special with this book. Admitted, is not a height of literary accomplishment, but concealed is not a merit of this autobiography.

A book has described a formation, challenges and camaraderie like assuming it new, then some frustrations and silliness of passive-owe active, an increasing lust for violent action, and a respect and jealousies of the soldate that return of a front. When An action finally comes, sees some challenges of one 0 to 60 lifestyle, his ways to give endure boredom and nostalgia and a build of the provisional friendships with some soldate Afghan struggle at the side. We are also you date the sometimes sickening look in that spends when some guns are shot in fact and some prójimos hysterical madness some soldate have to adopt to give support.

Opens on new canals of thought for me, and helped to comprise that fundamentally the soldate different in action are civil house. He mine has arrived never before that now that these young men in fact wish an action - A bloodlust this looks distasteful and inhuman at the beginning, but with which has thought more a question begs; That more his be able of the do?

In spite of an exhaustive action and soldato technicality this book subject to, my durable impression is one of harrowing sadness. Hennessy Perfectly has described an alienation and sense of displacement to return of a front; you were Once there, assisted and partaken in sound of war, something, understandably, turns. Among a front, a thought of house and has has wanted to some is that it sustain him, but when they return Hennessy has described the feeling of unsettling displacement. Everything is one same as when they have left, but because of a transmission some soldate has had to spends for does not feel one same. A world of awed silences, has concerned looks and uncomfortable behind-the slaps touches almost eerie when @of which one of some stronger emotions these soldate could feel is frustration in missing is gone in an action and the desire to return to a front.

An importance of this book is stressed further with Hennessy accounts that owes days forward after all the danger is spent and is considered quite sure for them to dip in an appearance. Considering that this book is entirely different of any informative emission has not seen never, has not been hard to believe. One , this book is written with a class of clarity of crystal that is achieved so only when recounted in the quota, in the first place-base hand-held. I found it a sincere, disturbing and of entity recount of the war that still is bellowing, and think that is the book the majority of people would owe that fish.
5 / 5
Formed: Kindle the edition has read this interior of fine book 24 hours during the reading vacacional binge. I have found some accounts of the formation of an author in Sandhurst the bit cliched and resembled another has read. I have found this in spite of his observations of life of Army that interest and involving: a big and lows a lot of chronicled. Where A history really comes to the life is Afganistan . That has underlined really was Hennessy the empathy with some soldate servants with, and particularly ANA.

A sincere account of the soldato of has thought.
4 / 5
Formed: Hardcover has has finalised so only this book, and is one of one has read more than moment. A frank, amusing, and thoughtful record that has been it like to be the soldato on some last 6 years or like this, with Iraq and Afganistan like some main theatres, and Sandhurst second looks still in way of formation of cold war, but in spite of all producing agents of big aforáis and the value adds likes described in a book.

A structure, with movements of thoughts the accionas, maintained on my toes in of the terms to read concentration, and a sheer grittiness of the life of the soldato is has evoked brilliantly.

Writing a lot well, with true representation of some soldate' lexical, that comprises the piece fantastically writing after the particularly difficult skirmish where a versatility and sheer usefullness of a F the word is explored, and thinks tried.

PH Is (the jacket remarce state) formation for a bar, which will be the place the rich plus with his entrance.
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover has bought this book for my edges, in preparation for him that undertakes formation of agent in Marino Real. You love it and it is appreciated for an idea the military formation and military life that gave it. They are by train to approach-me An end of my military career, when I have read a book felt that it read a history abridged of my time, full of viñetas of my experiences and those of many of my mates. The military technology has transmission by means of some years but a character of military people has no; this book will attack the one of agreement with any with military experience, be they the WW2 veteran or the esprog' fresh out of coaching. If you are looking for to form a sincere and attentive opinion of some agents and men of todays Armies to rastras, any so only a hollywood visas peddled for a swipe-flies of a press, read this book!
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback was sure this was to be a lot of (based in descriptions), but found quell'quite tiresome. People those who are or has been in some look of services to love the, but for a rest of us...
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback This is not the historical account of one struggling to Iraq and Afganistan, is an agent has thought his career. Some have accused Hennessy to be arrogant and cocky; but surely so only we can judge some feelings, emotions and opinions of the soldato when I have been in a front prpers stain, and I for a certainly has no. Hennessey Writing in his formation and of the spiegamenti, as it feels when he returns home, as it feels when he is in action, as he and his troops give the support is on campaign. An interesting memoir, and an intriguing peek to an alcohol of the soldato modern - still if any always like that sees.
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback Patrick Hennessey the book is the powerful, sweaty, whistles visceral-recognition of stop of the career of the soldato British to start with to finalise. It is written in the differential fashion that promotes the emotion and the frantic reading have augmented. It is the fascinating contrives to that quell'was likes to mediate in 9/11 wars and calm leaves with the bittersweet flavour in a mouth. Well lovely reading!
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback thinks that ossia the only account of an impact of fight in some young boys roles to a bad end of fantasies of politics. It seats very proud to share to to a same nationality likes them the writer and some fight of exceptional young men with.
4 / 5
Formed: Kindle the Bad edition written, full of incomprehensible abbreviations but oddly obliging. The majority of my members of club of the book the hated but loss some light on life of Army and some terrible waste of life and resources in Afganistan. Enough the uninque take on a Afgan Spanish Navy, the one who the life for them.
5 / 5
Formed: Kindle Edition Really involving, human idea to a nitty-gritty of the situations think that that we comprise of an informative. A book follows the short military career of a man, that directs to be immediately the merry, quickly-paced yarn, and a time although you offer serious lunch for has thought. A thrilling history, an interesting view of a character mindset, scattered with surreal and episodes of alien, and an antidote to all an arm-chairs pontification that listens on some clashes to Iraq and Afganistan.
5 / 5
I have read the plot of soldato of autobiographical history, and ossia the first-example of class. As because four stars? A glossary could be better been - has had too many TLAs that has not been defined that you neither could gloss on or the pause was partorisca look them on, and is resulted the bit rambling to an end, perhaps reflecting the state of a writer of the alcohol like his recognition has finalised, but has on elected again.

So as I hate textspeak without capitals, a 'breakout' the descriptions of action have given the real sense of immediacy, how were notes quickly writings to the mobile during the brief lull. Different some reviewers has no the found at all self-congratulatory, but a sincere account of a infantryman life in a line forward, written by the final agent.
5 / 5
Has read this interior of book refinado 24 hours during the reading vacacional binge. I have found some accounts of the formation of an author in Sandhurst the bit cliched and resembled another has read. I have found this in spite of his observations of life of Army that interest and involving: a big and lows a lot of chronicled. Where A history really comes to the life is Afganistan . That has underlined really was Hennessy the empathy with some soldate has to do fault with, and particularly ANA.

A sincere account of the soldato of has thought.
4 / 5
There is not reading the book quite like this first - Quite like this current, new, entertaining, those interest and disturbing all a same time. Hennessey Has achieved something special with this book. Admitted, is not a height of literary accomplishment, but concealed is not a merit of this autobiography.

A book has described a formation, challenges and camaraderie as it assumes it new, then some frustrations and silliness of passive-owe active, an increasing lust for violent action, and a respect and jealousies of the soldate that return of a front. When An action finally comes, sees some challenges of one 0 to 60 lifestyle, his ways to give endure boredom and nostalgia and a build of the provisional friendships with some soldate Afghan struggle at the side. We are also data the sometimes sickening look in that spends when some guns are shot in fact and some prójimos hysterical madness some soldate have to adopt to give support.

Has opened on new canals of thought for me, and helped to comprise that fundamentally the soldate different in action are civil house. He mine has arrived never before that now that these young men in fact wish an action - A bloodlust this looks distasteful and inhuman at the beginning, but with which has thought more a question begs; That more his be able of the do?

In spite of an exhaustive action and soldato technicality this book subject to, my durable impression is one of harrowing sadness. Hennessy Perfectly has described an alienation and sense of displacement to return of a front; you were Once there, assisted and partaken in sound of war, something, understandably, turns. It is gone in a front, a thought of house and has has wanted to some is that it sustains him, but when they return Hennessy has described the feeling of unsettling displacement. Everything is one same as when they have left, but because of a transmission some soldate has had to spends for does not feel one same. A world of awed silences, has concerned looks and uncomfortable behind-the slaps touches almost eerie when @of which one of some stronger emotions these soldate could feel is frustration in missing is gone in an action and the desire to return to a front.

An importance of this book is stressed further with Hennessy count that it has to that 'babysit' the journalists that arrives in some 'front' days after all the danger is spent and is considered quite sure for them to dip in an appearance. Considering that this book is entirely different of any informative emission has not seen never, has not been hard to believe. One , this book is written with a class of clarity of crystal that is achieved so only when recounted in the quota, in the first place-base hand-held. I found it a sincere, disturbing and of entity recount of the war that still is bellowing, and think that is the book the majority of people would owe that fish.
5 / 5
Has has finalised so only this book, and is one of one has read more than moment. A frank, amusing, and thoughtful record that has been it like to be the soldato on some last 6 years or like this, with Iraq and Afganistan like some main theatres, and Sandhurst second looks still in way of formation of cold war, but in spite of all producing agents of big aforáis and the value adds likes described in a book.

A structure, with movements of thoughts the accionas, maintained on my toes in of the terms to read concentration, and a sheer grittiness of the life of the soldato is has evoked brilliantly.

Writing a lot well, with true representation of some soldate' lexical, that comprises the piece fantastically writing after the particularly difficult skirmish where a versatility and sheer usefullness of a F the word is explored, and thinks tried.

PH Is (the jacket remarce state) formation for a bar, which will be the place the rich plus with his entrance.
4 / 5
Has bought this book for my edges, in preparation for him that undertakes formation of agent in Marino Real. It has loved that and is appreciated for an idea the military formation and military life that gave it. They are by train to approach-me An end of my military career, when I have read a book felt that it has read a history abridged of my time, full of viñetas of my experiences and those of many of my mates. The military technology has transmission by means of some years but a character of military people has no; this book will attack the one of agreement with any with military experience, be they the WW2 veteran or the esprog' fresh out of coaching. If you are looking for to form a sincere and attentive opinion of some agents and men of todays Armies to rastras, any so only a hollywood visas peddled for a swipe-flies of a press, read this book!
4 / 5
This is not the historical account of one struggling the Iraq and Afganistan, is an agent has thought his career. Some have accused Hennessy to be arrogant and cocky; but surely so only we can judge some feelings, emotions and opinions of the soldato when I have been in a front prpers stain, and I for a certainly has no. Hennessey Writing in his formation and of the spiegamenti, as it feels when he returns home, as it feels when he is in action, as he and his troops give the support is on campaign. An interesting memoir, and an intriguing peek to an alcohol of the soldato modern - still if any always like that sees.
4 / 5
Patrick Hennessey the book is the powerful, sweaty, whistles visceral-recognition of stop of the career of the soldato British to start with to finalise. It is written in the differential fashion that promotes the emotion and the frantic reading have augmented. It is the fascinating contrives to that quell'was likes to mediate in 9/11 wars and calm leaves with the bittersweet flavour in a mouth. Well lovely reading!
4 / 5
Thinks that ossia the only account of an impact of fight in some young boys roles to a bad end of fantasies of politics. It felt very proud to share to to a same nationality likes them the writer and some the exceptional young men has struggled with.
4 / 5
Was sure this was to be a lot of (based in descriptions), but found quell'quite tiresome. People those who are or has been in some look of services to love the, but for a rest of us...
5 / 5
Bad writing, full of incomprehensible abbreviations but oddly obliging. The majority of my members of club of the book the hated but loss some light on life of Army and some terrible waste of life and resources in Afganistan. Enough the uninque take on a Afgan Spanish Navy, the one who the life for them.
5 / 5
Really involving, human idea to a nitty-gritty of the situations think that that we comprise of an informative. A book follows the short military career of a man, that directs partorisca be immediately the merry, quickly-paced yarn, and a time although you offer serious lunch for has thought. A thrilling history, an interesting view of a character mindset, scattered with surreal and episodes of alien, and an antidote to all an arm-chairs pontification that listens on some clashes the Iraq and Afganistan.
4 / 5
Ossia The personal account of recognition in Afganistan of an agent with real hands-on experience. Gritty In time, painfully truthful in of the personal subjects with just a right quantity of rufty tufty detail that marks no only another 'an of this war' books.
5 / 5
Has bought partorisca the seving agent the one who saw action in Afgan. It liked.
4 / 5
Has read this book because my edges has has joined recently an army like the trainee armourer. While an author was an agent , a section roughly coaching certainly the parties until my edges said me roughly his basic formation. A book is writing very good and would recommend it to any the one who has any one closes to them in an army.
4 / 5
To good sure value of the money. Gripping, very written, and with consistenly inventive cultural references. Effectively the modern, 'Offices' British.
4 / 5
Is the add memoirs of his war & takes all a common feeling that they were there. A very good account that spent during a summer of 2007. And I can take the little of some accidents has mentioned he there & ameno behind all a memory of this recognition.
4 / 5
Any Impressed with this neither, a book has a lot of ware and tear.. It has to that of just bought the new a.
4 / 5
Breathless Accounts of the baptism of the young agent of fire in of the recent conflicts - an I maintains the launch hand of and king reading again. Highly recommended.
5 / 5
This book would owe that be reading required partorisca any that aspires partorisca be an agent in the regiment of British infantry - and any the one who has struggled in of the leading wars and wants to know reason this one in Afganistan is like this frustratingly difficult and different.
5 / 5
I have read this has thought partorisca cause book and thoroughly there is enjoyed the frank account of as the people of service find that a service is adictivo.
Thoroughly Recommended.
4 / 5
Hennessey The wonderful work partorisca portray dichotomies of military life; violence v control, speed v patience, action v boredom. He this with wonderful humour but without shying out of a horror of war.
4 / 5
This book is both hilarious and the very attentive portrait of life like an Agent of the infantry and that has spent of an Academy Is a member of Sandhurst, as well as do fault in some Balkans and Iraq. It would give these 5 stars each like this and every time. Shining!
4 / 5
Law a lot well, brilliant references!

Gives the fresh perspective.
4 / 5
Adds read, a way is writing is brilliant. Partorisca Any familiar with ways of agents of the Army with words this book there is a lot. Writing a lot well imagines each scene describes. It can not expect take to his next book.

A lot of value the bed.
5 / 5
Good idea to a life in an army- no the literary novel but extremely that it interest
5 / 5
has bought this book with which has been mine recommended in my centre of recruitment of local Army. At present they are that it spends for a process of application with an intention partorisca obtain the commission in a British army, like this of here found the the thoroughly enjoyable and that the interests read, which was partorisca grieve able to dip down! Highly I recommend it to a lot of another in the alike place taste, partorisca of an idea to some early years of the young agent.
4 / 5
Gives the good idea the formation of army and life. Thoroughly It enjoyed It read this book. I gave an idea partorisca xmas pressie next year
5 / 5
My brother has asked this partorisca his anniversary and he have said is absolutely fantastic. A really very read.
4 / 5
One very a lot of bed of the talented author. Highly recommended.
5 / 5
Had listened this book that is read and as has has wanted the compraventa. As expected, the enjoyed enormously
5 / 5
has bought this book like the present partorisca my Grandad that has loved that. It has maintained in of the perfect conditions and the next day has arrived.
5 / 5
Patrick Hennessey has produced the hard and, mine at any rate, really quite that scares the book that extracted a life of the agent in a modern British Army. This is not the polite and dignified to count again aventure in an army but the collection of, sometimes slightly confused and disconnected, histories of Hennessey time of Sandhurst and Windsor the Helmand and Falklands. This is not the history of the soldato typical of modern war, is not another 'Bravo Two Zero' and yes far to be all the horrors splattered with swearing words, but extracted adds of him is like this this can not be comfortable reading for all the world.

When that Explains an army and like him , Hennessey done a lot of references to film of war to illustrate his point to those of us those who have no another idea the one who the warzone is likes. There is the number of mentions film roughly 'Nam' and World-wide War Two which have the habit to explain that it has comprised it war and an army to be before in fact it experiences him and to help a reader comprises that the war is in fact likes.

This rids sometimes can do uncomfortable reading. There is to curious dichotomy in Hennessey attitude to outsiders and journalists those who poden any never comprise so only like him and his 'boys' has been by means of. This does to read a book and that tries to comprise taste of the looks is intruding on something saint and so only; while in one a hand Hennessey looks to disturb outsiders interference and sometimes included his interest in that has been it doing, in another he craves an attention his histories of war will spend. It is clear he and his mates enjoy to the aim was.

Uses the number to write technicians in this book of regularly writing and punctuated prose to odd bit of text that egregious of lack and look to be a lot almost the current of conciousness. There is the little good hand the maps drawn and grainy the photos but is not really necessary as, although unorthadox, a quality to write is excellent.

Has the little amazing revelations in a book of there is bored agents thinking of the French philosophy to some was-activity to owe half guardsman, and those no very grounded in 21st century the popular culture can find some references to box of AMERICAN DVD dips the small confusing but 'An Agent of Youngster' Club to Read' is like this entertaining so much is informative. A first worthy book and one am happy to say has read.
5 / 5
Ossia A writing of extraordinary book with an immediacy and an energy sometimes verging in incomprehensibility, but that simply adds his force. An adolescent rawness, a visceral desire to struggle, one sexual load of battle, remarked with ironic detachment and emotional sensibility. A dichotomy among a sophisticated Oxbridge polite urbanite that says a history and some primitive rites in that is involved mark for something both touching and deeply moving. Comparison with Tolstoy Sebastopol Sketch or Sajer is Forgotten the soldato is not out of place: ossia war for a generation of iPod, but a fundamentals rest without transmissions. An absurdity, a frustration, a nostalgia, an emotion, a bravery, a brutality. And a perhaps unbridgeable chasm among that was there, and a uncomprehending another, , some people so that one struggling is an abstract, as during the social round of Londra of First world-wide War has continued undisturbed for a death of the generation by means of a Canal. Hennessey Mentions of any one his visit own to the psychiatrist. One can so only speculate like another, less insightful, less emotionally very instrumented, could be give endure life of civilian.
But if a book extracted a basics of a human condition, is also incredibly, raucously, ape. Hennessey Does the pair of references to Evelyn Waugh: it has learnt well. It is also ready, touchingly, to recognise his own vulnerability: Gilly, a youngster guardsman, gravely wounded but still anxious that his wounds would owe that look sufficiently heroic to impress some readers of FHM, there is close to tears.
Ossia The picture to oblige of war besides a estaca-heroic, a technological, said with amazing honesty for the man that, in his 25 years, there was state unfortunate, or lucky, enough to experience the most utmost extremes that the majority would find several times of life. A so only can be daunted.
4 / 5
I really enjoyed this book in the number of levels. In front of all the fashion to write of Patrick is almost conversational, slips to acronyms (to the equal that will require to choose up in his quickly) and slips of entrance of newspaper to stick considered-description of chance with ease (although this fashion can be distract for this a 4 indication of star).

His description of Sandhurst and his a lot entertained formation have taken like this behind 20 years and I am pleased to say at all has changed really, saves perhaps some names of exercise (although any everything of them), and that when being a soyuna ash' is still some advances of way. Eswerve To direct' was our mote but so only until we leave an academy when a reality of NEITHER, Bosnia or dubious visit them of UN sunk in.

Finally, his histories of Basrah and esbronceado' is obliging reading for his honesty, idea and talent. This is not gun-have reading but the real snap-shot of todays young of leaders milite and that it is in front of. It would say some people an army is coaching and deploying in ops is not so only to this period in history, one writes the one who joins and his rationale to do like this looks any to having changed for at least 40 years, but certainly some circumstances and time of ops has!
5 / 5
If it was that it Commands in RMA Sandhurst, probably would forbid this book of a library. If it was CGS I probably thousands partorisca order to issue to all the agents and of the men.
4 / 5
Patrick Hennessey, ex Captain of a Coldstream Guard, and to-be-barrister is a scholar, articulates and the soldato experienced of a time, and has shared his and the experience of his generation of some conflicts is partorisca involve in today. Partorisca To to the soldato like him, is priceless, but partorisca of a general audience, especially in some developed countries is essential reading ... Patrick, the calm desire was remained on partorisca result the General! We require to to the people likes them to them calm in of the armies everywhere.
4 / 5
Has listened a book read in Radio 4 and this me compraventa.

Has been the School Chaplain partorisca on 30 years and every year has had to that direct Laws of Remembrance for some communities in that it has to do fault. I am spent my working life with young people, many that joined it a bit Armed forces. Usually they are animate, insurances and plenaries of the life and I have known that a nation is lucky of his have in his service.

Each generation has done his mark and in Patrick Hennessy the account was for me reading of vintage. Punchy, Alive, full of humour, intelligence and the heathy youthful the lack of respect for power in all his forms. When it Has come to some the serious things was brutally raw sincere and unromantic. It has given the view to contrast to this of some means comunicacionales those who tend to inform instantaneouly - here some long hours to expect and the boredom in a desert has left the young man to reflect and experience of filter. It comes on like this intelligent, critic, sympathetic, thoughtful and has thought to cause.

Some comment brief on law of chaplains like the look any to speak without attentively weighing your words before hand. Prpers Having consecrated the memorial to one of some young men mentions in a text of his book - has done a reading of him both personnel and poignant.
4 / 5
Obviously, yes go to write in soldiering in Afganistan, will finalise to write in a @@subject to be the soldato. Hennessey Is so only reason a book really is not the Guns a lot Ammo piece, and neither is the pacifist denouncement of one the occupation of the young man. A fashion is knife -witty, crisp and humane, and in this sense is diverse of obvious Falklands memoir, Tumbledown.

A understatement of a narrative, interjected with the literary references the fact that disturbs it and dichotomous book. Ossia The bloody war , prójimo has has struggled no for a civil chewing gum soldered, but for a man the one who could be your mate , partner, or contrives it of a father-in-law of 'a good election'. One write the one who could listen the Radio 4 occasionally, written of the humorous emails and are so only alive today by means of casualidades.

Besides a history he a book directs to transmit an appeal to be the soldato more than any another has read; a Blackadder the humour and the charm mixed with the professionalism and the confidence in one is tribe. But also, 10 years of some British arrived in Afganistan, so only that without transmissions, harrowing and incredibly last a subject of infantry is.
5 / 5
An excellent, the terrorist counter written a lot narrative. It can offend a sensitive but hard plus,struggling in this phase is hard and unrelenting.
5 / 5
The one who marks Hennessey accounts of his like this good experiences, is that they are accessible and understandable still civvies and some soldate equally. His accounts detailed and personal of his time in Sandhurst will be instantly recognisable to any the one who has had to that give sustain a no-nonsensical and totalitarian principle of any figure to be able to. Pair this with a highs of camaraderie formed on coaching ex is and uploading balls, dipped to the the long of gassings lateralmente, tabs by means of the endless mountain ranges and that mixes joyous of utter physical exhaustion with deprivation of sleep, gives calm for far one of some the majority of real accounts that goes to coach the agents of young army of Big Bretagna.
That brilliantly is the one of truth take by means of some hours, days and weeks to import numbing boredom and inactivity that is interspersed with moments of terror and emotion, ossia a core of activity of army in theatre, mixed with a blend of unavoidable red tape and BS this comes with him. His accounts of his actions to Iraq and Afganistan are missing of a gung have, queen and country mantra a lot can expect, and take by means of the factual, unbiased and personal account of fight of main men and all that the entails.

A modern classical, and one to be read by everything.
5 / 5
Blimey The reservations act seldom concealed to join me in of the knots like my opinion in his so as this one has done. For any the one who read (purportedly) English in Balliol university a grammar is horrifying ( has been to be) and Patrick Hennessey there is wanted particularly thank his Editor - would have sacked him. A prime minister 200 or so that the pages were decidedly the mesos and have gone back on here to control that has had to that the done such the indication adds and my impulse buys has not been vanamente. I have read this in spite of a dissenters and tended to be in accordance with has taken to some last 100 pages or so many.

Has found a part last of a book (to the grammar averts) to be quite seductive in of the terms to dip you there in an advance of line and all a material that continues in - horrific the majority of him. That I any subject partorisca was a subject of the way in fact was all the treated ( has shot my sniper of prime minister, has listened mine the-Pod) and a bloodlust and depression after a big of the battle. And perhaps the one who an author any subject partorisca was a depression when it has been in R+R (exasperated to go back, Robert of Niro in a Deerhunter cradles to import) and then perhaps a realisation that had done it, with the minimum to think roughly the when in an advance of line - the load of people is died, as that? Type of what. Perhaps ossia which extracted that, and is something , to be sincere, that am happy I am likely to be too old to experience.

So much in an end found in fact enjoying a book, so to the equal that can enjoy something is like this be to think to cause - imagine you in this place with that is spent for and then think roughly all these types and gals there doing his bit and the, perhaps, the apathy there is here behind in home, and some potential pointlessness of him everything.

Has held you with a first bit, then tries to take to an end, calm think will find is worth it.
4 / 5
Has some atrocious descriptions thus book. I am not sure we have read a same book; certainly we do not read it a same way - a way I hope a writer have meant too much. In fact some of an use of tongue, structures of sentence, grammar and tended does not look congruent with an English graduate of Balliol. But this is not meant like the gung-have account of Gentleman Hennessey formation and career of Army. My sympathetic is concealed is an account of his feelings and answered emotional to his experiences. In some measure, is that it runs of consciousness - and am not sure that the grammar or the construction of sentence is of entity or still pertinent. I a lot like this type of book, but this one was different. I think that that it is atrocity to say is full of arrogance and personal hype. It is full of self doubt and questioning - of his decision to join an Army, or a relevance his personal faiths inside the career of the army structured - has read a book, will see has joined an Army because has has wanted to do the difference - to change things. And it was a lot of turbulent when it has found he craved violent fight. His cure, condition and consideration for his men, his Afghan mates and his fellow agents is apparent. And no, he no whinge roughly not taking the medal. Has has loved medals for his men and he have loved official sanction for a violence he and his men and the mates have perpetuated against a Taliban. Reason there is doubted a morality of a violence whilst a time although he craved to be of tower in Afganistan. And it has left, any reason has been bored likes some reviewers be, but reason has dreaded to result the soldato the one who craved more and more 'emotions' whilst resulting more and more inured to an impact of his actions. And I have gone an only one the one who there is remarked the reference to see the psychiatrist? And like and his alcohol of mates has used to give support. And it has not forgotten like this all has affected some left behind families. I have done with soldate a lot of, fractions and traumatised for his experience of fight, still expected to return theatres and immediately reintegrate the society. A book felt a sincere account of the like an author experienced and felt. It would owe that be read like such.
5 / 5
Patrick Hennessey inform of his time in a British Army, with visits to owe in Bosnia, Iraq, Afganistan and first Falklands to resign. It begins with a Sandhurst experience, and then goes each spiegamento, with an action of lion that is poured in Afganistan, where a real author that the fights has taken place.

An initial formation in Sandhurst is probably also an only episode, where a esading' the element is really present, with an author ruminating in Dixon is in a Psychology Of Military Incompetence (Pimlico) (a book highly would recommend) and like a formation tends to always prepare some agents (and troops) to struggle a last war, no a current, or with which one. While this section of a book is insightful, an author fails to translate like a formation, which felt was to a large extent useless, has transformed to the agent of competent / fighter, which alleges to having resulted like the result ('when a formation kicked in') - On killing: A Psychological Cost to Learn to Kill in sound of war and Society the I very better does here.

While the time of an author in Bosnia resembles has been spent hankering for histories a could say fawning ex-fiancées (which any one really materialises), and Iraq equally disappointed for an author for a lack of action, finally looks for having taken his to fill of firefights in Afganistan. This part of a book is quite quickly to read but a lot necessarily a better. Somehow an author left cold here - some fights of fire was described hardly, was more in an author finally when be satisfied in active mediated in real fight and no in that has been to find that it loves.

An attitude that his unit was a one the one who practically singlehandedly directed a subject integer, with the bit of help of an Afghan of National Army, can very has disturbed other soldate, the one who have to do fault in a conflict still - some constant tirades against REMFs could a lot of ruffle some feathers, also.

An appearance of the club of the Reading is also more mentioned in a title that built to in a book. We discover that it read it the pair of pages of Ayn Rand, he 100 or like this of Quijote of Ladies and some pulp.

In spite of some critics a book aims something that imports - specifically an attitude of a current generation, the one who is struggling some wars. While one would expect for a body of agent more mature, the account of an author at least resupplies a sincere account. And that law that well can help explain some of a occurences that spends in Afganistan and Iraq.

This is not of a quality of Matterhorn or A War has hid: A True History of War in Afganistan (loves a same theatre of operations) and while it would not say an author is an exceptional combination of the soldato the one who can write (to the a lot of errors likes him remarked for of some another reviewers testifies to this), a book inspires reflected.

In general the decent summer read, which certainly will go down better with late adolescents and twentysomethings, and beat - like this already remarked, annoying or anger a lot of (ex) servicemen, the one who would feel attacked.
4 / 5
Patrick Hennessey spent out of a realism of life in an Army, of a boredom to do a lot little to some horrors to struggle prójima in Afganistan. Now I have the best comprising of like this like this of our troops that the turn of the fight suffers Disorders of Estaca of Traumatic Stress. As it says, "unless you are there be calm will not comprise never". Perhaps so much but it has gone certainly the long way to illustrate that it has to that be life of the entity that experiences of transmissions for like this of our troops. Ossia Certainly one of some better military books has read and strongly the recommend to all this interested in military life.

Top Customer Reviews: The History of the ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 6 ratings
5 / 5
Ossia an action -the account packed of some exploits of a SAS. This force of small elite is undoubtedly one of a fine plus in a world. An author is other books more those external those who have been coached in Hereford has developed a bravery and attainments of a force.

Unfortunately, is marred for special defending and a claim exaggerated in an importance of a SAS. For example, Ryan again, likes like this, extols some attainments of David Stirling and his men in 'The detachment in a desert of Africa North. They have achieved in fact little durable consequence. I have not been 'phenomenally achieved'. Bravado I frames partorisca the reading adds but has to that be restrained.

Some histories have said here is stirring and dramatic. Of Borneo Ulster to Afganistan a SAS has struggled, taken and has succoured. His formation is equal to a hard plus in a world. Been due to his exploits, this force of elite has purchased a reputation of famous past hero. This in spite of a fact that several operations were messy. In a War of Falklands, for example, is there state involved in the number of errors very bad. Ryan, perhaps understandably, glosses in these.

At the same time to write a regiment is informed to have involved in of the military operations or coaching in several places abroad. Ryan contests that a British Army needs a SAS for function and that it is critical is motivated by jealousies. Ossia An easy point to do excepts is true? A lot they have you experience writers on counters-insurgency the operations have contested that SAS the operations of type are lovely has limited.

That can be has contested that our armed forces urgently require any SAS special forces but more shoe in an earth, and more raisin in our services of intelligence, and more contadora-cyber force. The wars that involves a flea versus a still precise elephant big, well the conventional forces have instrumented reasons like Isis has aimed a modern flea is fully able to struggle battles of mass.
4 / 5
Is scarce that gives the book 1 star but ossia the complete bores fest of the book..... It adds at all to a history and there is better history is of a regiment that this dross...... Save your money and take something better.
5 / 5
A book says written of some men in an earth , as it was I wrong to expect histories of ex SAS in of the historical chances ? There are a lot of books in a history of regiment and Chris Ryan an excellent work of king saying these chances with moving it light of the his insider knowledge but there is disappointed that it was an only ex leaf that says any history .
5 / 5
A lot informative and interesting. Hard to dip down.
4 / 5
This in spite of another interesting book in some better special forces a world has interior a moment.
4 / 5
A book that has had more potential, in my opinion. Interesting accounts early on partorisca coach in a jungle, challenges of the selection and one likes him - but there is laced throughout with digs in an establishment without really resupplying pertinent context, although some of some complaints have been justified. Not to say me anything a lot already know on some last 20 years that could not find in a first page of results of Google. Some sincere possessing until some deceptions have done of this unit of elite would have been refreshing.

Also, so only the personal preference - but constant references to some men as 'of the types', 'boys', etc was the little too informal partorisca me and he a lot clear that was to write for 'an of some boys'. Writing the fashion is not partorisca order (how is partorisca be expected; these men are not estimated partorisca his fashion of prose). A bit those that grammatical and spelling deceptions that really would owe that be elected up for a proofreader also (like any one the fault of an author).

Very better and there is detailed more accounts there, sure. I have finalised a book but he a lot of grip me.

Top Customer Reviews: World War I: The ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 11 ratings
5 / 5
The book has presented fantastically in paper of good quality. A good quantity of the information detailed with good visual representation partorisca enhance a text and the help that comprises of a lot of some battles of the appearances & keys of a war adds. Some photographs and the maps of battle are full colour, very detailed and easy to follow. Obviously this is not the definite text in a @@@subject but has more than enough detail partorisca satisfy more readers - I has a lot of books in WW1 and ossia one of a better - the hips underlined a lot of facts that any previously was or fully comprise his importance in as the war has begun, progressed and has touched was. Highly recommended in every aspect.
4 / 5
Partorisca Generations displaced, as my own, this rids perfectly evokes the one who the wars mean: the person wins. In detail the map aims a rudeness of this war 'partorisca finalise all the wars' Been due to this wonderful book, several generations partorisca come will not forget never a conflict. Besides, of this special edition commemorates one 100th anniversary that is known as 'A big War', this book is the must .
4 / 5
The full amazing book of detail but sadly a coverage forward has suffered harm and was too late partorisca return it behind the first Amazon of Xmas. A person that takes this didnt alcohol but there is disappointed yes.
5 / 5
My class of Year 5&6 boys are fond this partorisca our remembrance subject. Full of the details and the information adds. Some photos are breathtaking.
4 / 5
The way adds of DK, a book is full of detail and curiously dips era. Speedy The hen was quickly with despatch and reserve arrived in perfect condition, thankyou
5 / 5
Amazing book. It is it has arrived dented but the amazon has rectified. Pound really good and one that all the world would owe that read!
5 / 5
This interesting book in the hard good quality behind joining was excellent value partorisca money and a lot informative. Each appearance of a history of First world-wide War is said neighbouring the excellent illustrations.
5 / 5
Another DK masterpiece to draw and presentation. It testo Unusually informative with facts and imagines one would be hard pressed partorisca find anywhere more. Caveats Down. It is the source partorisca ask a quantity of endeavour and skill has required partorisca produce such the book. Each one which as two propagation of page (sometimes more) covers the new appearance, facet, battle etc. Doing each section that page of turns the surprise to gratify and rewarding experience.

Positive:

the illustration/of pictures will find nowhere more. Some of some shots of dish of the glass simply is that they surprise in resolution

subject of Coverages ,the information and the unusual facts usually have ignored/ignored by other books

it testo compact, easy to read and generally learnt

the unlikely look any book so only will cover appearances like this a lot of of a war like this

impression and Good-looking production

Negatives:

in an investigation partorisca original illustrations, some classical and illustrative photos have been spent on. In a chapter in artists of war, probably a expositor More the add (Fortunino Matania) is not excluded so only, but has mentioned not even.

Some of some numbers no stack (poor modifying?). Example: Verdun; on page 156 is declared that 650 000 soldato French and German has been murdered (casualties?)But on page 160 is declared that a dead person was 162 440 French and 143 000 German = 305 440 Total?

Some statements are seriously dubious eg. Page 78 “Jellicoe ….. intensely Conscious that floats of Big Bretagna was an only defence against the possible German invasion…” 'Invasion' in this context is the word of house of pure propaganda in WWII comics.

In spite of the general air of impartiality, a text aims some of some usual ‘Germans can do at all a lot' and any bone remains unturned partorisca aim ‘Hun wickedness' etc. Each woman and the girl hurt or killed, or each church broken etc is a work of a brutish Teuton. It contrasts, some ‘Allied', if his be Italian, French British or the Russians etc can do very wrong ..... No the alone word breathed in his excesses, neither can a lot of combatants be purer of wind nieva driven in his investigation partorisca ‘save civilisation'.

Conclusion:

These last commentaries averts, DK is always be a modern benchmark in of the attractive books , informative. In the future age when the books are no longer produced, this will be the example of prime minister . For this reason so only, have to that have the place in a library of any lover of book and historian.
4 / 5
the full Amazing book of detail but sadly a coverage forward has suffered harm and was too late partorisca return it behind the first Amazon of Xmas. A person that takes this didnt alcohol but there is disappointed yes.
5 / 5
In general a book are adds. This in spite of have given so only three stars to the equal that avenges sleeveless. I have ordered both ww1 and 2 like the present as it looks bit it odd that one has the sleeve and a no
4 / 5
Another DK masterpiece to draw and presentation. It testo Unusually informative with facts and imagines one would be hard pressed partorisca find anywhere more. Caveats Down. It is the source partorisca ask a quantity of endeavour and skill has required partorisca produce such the book. Each one which as two propagation of page (sometimes more) covers the new appearance, facet, battle etc. Doing each section that page of turns the surprise to gratify and rewarding experience.

Positive:

the illustration/of pictures will find nowhere more. Some of some shots of dish of the glass simply is that they surprise in resolution

Covers subject ,the information and the unusual facts usually have ignored/ignored by other books

it testo compact, easy to read and generally learnt

looks unlikely any book so only will cover appearances like this a lot of of a war like this

production impresa and Good-looking

Negatives:

in an investigation partorisca original illustrations, some classical and illustrative photos have been spent on. In a chapter in artists of war, probably a expositor More the add (Fortunino Matania) is not excluded so only, but has mentioned not even.

Some of some numbers no stack (poor modifying?). Example: Verdun; on page 156 is declared that 650 000 soldato French and German has been murdered (casualties?)But on page 160 is declared that a dead person was 162 440 French and 143 000 German = 305 440 Total?

Some statements are seriously dubious eg. Page 78 “Jellicoe ….. intensely Conscious that floats of Big Bretagna was an only defence against the possible German invasion…” 'Invasion' in this context is the word of house of pure propaganda in WWII comics.

In spite of the general air of impartiality, a text aims some of some usual ‘Germans can do at all a lot' and any bone remains unturned partorisca aim ‘Hun wickedness' etc. Each woman and the girl hurt or killed, or each church broken etc is a work of a brutish Teuton. It contrasts, some ‘Allied', if his be Italian, French British or the Russians etc can do very wrong ..... No the alone word breathed in his excesses, neither can a lot of combatants be purer of wind nieva driven in his investigation partorisca ‘save civilisation'.

Conclusion:

These last commentaries averts, DK is always be a modern benchmark in of the attractive books , informative. In the future age when the books are no longer produced, this will be the example of prime minister . For this reason so only, have to that have the place in a library of any lover of book and historian.

Top Customer Reviews: Behind the Enigma: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 41 ratings
4 / 5
I have had big hopes of this book, but after taking on the half way has given on the law
A measure of a task there is overwhelmed an author and he flits of a thing to another and behind again like the butterfly, never fully explaining or dipping to context and not giving never the satisfactory account of anything.
Probably would owe that it has been two or three volumes, or the totally different writer
A lot disappointed
5 / 5
One wants to like this reserve reason an author has the critical eye and hands the justifiable time correctivas to some a lot of myths that surrounds GCHQ. There is some excellent part (Palestinian the section is a lot well, discussion in of the treaties, links and inner subjects with civil servants) and the wealth of information. This in spite of, is the disorder and clarity of lacks. It is not helped of one that writes like law like the report to the meeting of joint. They are quite sure that pocolos readers will do it to an end. Some quite boring dice and account of ray that could useful like the manual but, of then averts operations, is to a large extent irrelevant in of the terms to inform some audiences the one who an in fact done organisation.

That it is resupplies spare ammunition to suggest that any a lot of money of million taxpayers that has eaten is not justified by a quite slender start looks of this book to have rid. Also enough it has had it clearly the negative impact in United Kingdom in of the terms for advanced technological and in his aversion of Europe (because of the his mistrust of security/of Germania French). In a base of a material here, of Gaulle and later one the Ue was right to question the commitment of United Kingdom in Europe.

One a thing a book identifies is that GCHQ is an isolated, stand-alone bureaucracy this has escaped forgets democrat and dips his own levels, fulfilled and ethics. In this sense a book we the service. If this was a unconscious the intention is unclear but like the bed is pure stodge.
4 / 5
Are the third of a way by means of reading east. This book has an enormous quantity of detail, extremely very researched, this in spite of...
...It is extremely toil. Some questions are:

Some narrative jumps roughly throughout, does not look to be any in @chronological or @global sequence @subject @subject, probably fixed in a way an author researched or thought in things.
The hardware and the systems are mentioned often without indication to the equal that to that has done or how has been built. I appreciate ossia in a history, but some the small additional descriptors are necessary. I found for separate looking on subject @@@subject on Wikipedia.
The abbreviations are not always referenced.
Each one which now again a grammar resembled falter.
The illustrations are in an end of a Kindle version, if a book has an arrangement included would not concern me for him.

Like me persevere but in general a book has been the disappointment .
4 / 5
A book is written in the heavy and heavy fashion. Weighed in disposal. If this was the report has presented mine for byline, would have been refused and envoy to redraft.
5 / 5
Recently in the bed that a “officious” history of GCHQ, updated in 2019, has been interested to see the one who this “official” history would add given the one who backed this company – GCHQ he. I have had the sense of emotion that an organisation was, in last, ploughing his doors – mindful of a need to maintain current INTEL the technicians have hid of view - and that this integer ethos, more welcome, has come directed of Jeremy Fleming, Manager GCHQ in 2020. I have had big hopes.

Sadly, This “official” history there is not rid in several levels. “The place” of the technical/content is almost non-existent with a be of main emphasis in a politics for behind that GCHQ evolved and some discussion, with examples, of as his start has been used by means of studios of chances. He delves deep to to the subjects likes him to him the fund the subjects and an influence of some main “clients” like a Foreign office and some Armed Services in his development. He also the looks in some personalities have involved in this evolution. Certainly, such subjects are of interest. So much, it covers some elements of a “history” of GCHQ but, sadly, in an atrocious way!

A book is highly repetitive, partly foreseen a strategy of Authors to look in the period given of time of several points of view, each point of view effectively saying a same bit of a history. Point found I saying “But calm said me that already in a last chapter!” Again and again …… and again. It informs to some GCHQ put but there is not even the basic map to assist a reader. Given a number of Acronyms, there is not even the Glossary to assist (Kindle version at least). There is a Apêndice in a trick of GCHQ personal (demographics) on 4 different years in a period 1960 – 1995 - puzzling like this, already, a subject has been spoken adequately during a book in of the general terms so reasons this extra detail? That currency such detail adds to one comprising of a global history of such the organisation strategically of entity?

In that has stuck he with him and read the all a way by means of, I finally seated behind quite exhausted for an endeavour has required to do he by means of finalises it. That had it addition to some “wines” of officious history to read? He then dawned on me that, has had no law one “first” officious history, would have struggled even more reading this book – at least has had already the frame to drive me. The contained technician was, effectively, very limited with one odd mentions here and there. Again, I have had some “flesh” to fall behind in other sources he so that it could fill in some empty and has found I frequently appealing to an internet to glean more details. So only twice, on a lot, it signals very small, goes “Wow, this is interesting!”. A rest a lot early is resulted a endurance tries to read.

So much, @in rodeo, there was at all new I a lot already read roughly elsewhere – and the abundance that loses how is freely available in other books or on-line. A fact was something of a endurance tries so only to read at all to help subjects. Sadly, The real occasion for GCHQ to sell it has been lost and to back such one “unreadable” publication GCHQ any favour at all. If it love the history rounded of an organisation, would look elsewhere – how is the real shame – the golden occasion has been lost for an Organisation.
4 / 5
This law like this he PhD tended where some examiners know a subject. It does not say the history. The subjects are covered in the chapters and the character that comes on again and again but no in the line of chronological history. Less clear description that GCHQ has achieved in the account and the cold war detailed then the spent in a campaign of Falklands.
4 / 5
One of one more reservations detailed the have never mainly home around one 1st and 2nd world can not speak on some last 40 years been due to a law of official secrets.
5 / 5
Usually ossia a type of the book of history prefers - where an author has access the primary sources and resupplies there is detailed note and bibliography. This in spite of an author has has interpreted to grieve his notes and has little addition in of the terms of narrative or the context that the fact a unrewarding has read.

Besides a quality of a writing and modifying is poor - typos rest and sometimes an use of English is quite odd. Required the good editor to try and mould a copious the material resupplied for GCHQ archive to something coherent.
5 / 5
To the equal that Can any one writes like this bad? This an incredibly turgid account that would have to be it a subject extremely interesting. That give it; that the occasion has squandered.
5 / 5
Clearly the big quantity of information has been sifted to create this edition and clearly Ferris struggled to fix he to subsections and logical sections. A result is that we jump among dates to dip historical repeatedly for this can be half way by means of before you comprise a method in his period. This has said that that has a lot of preconceptions expunged of our alcohols and the memories together with an intelligence of supposition is uniquely useful, when it can be effectively nullified for analysis and incompetent use. If you owe that it looks for that it does to title revelations this will impact then prepare to be disappointed. It takings Is to brilliant synopsis and detailed of some people, personalities and politicians during the century of innovation, work and world-wide subjects, some duquel neither will have forgotten or never conscious state of in a first place. For this reason so only is the must - read.
4 / 5
Ossia The a lot of the book writes densely - full of acronyms and hopefully, the detail has informed. Swipes some holes in a Enigma mythology - but dips it firmly in a place where the always would owe that it has been. This in spite of, also goes to social details to the consideration of the numbers of women have employed, his social funds, his occupation and also his gradual increase in some rows like this of the funds and of the social pressures have changed. It is complex - I am doing roughly 40 pages the day - and ossia the book along - but is very detailed and takes careful reading partorisca ensure that calm fully comprise that it is spending. Well value a reading, perhaps could have been shortened the little - but leaves expensive he - an author is treating the difficult history and very detailed. His account of Stuart Hampshire - the philosopy ladies, when be spent in partorisca dip commanded a mine of management surprised - and more importantly his obvious competence treat difficult questions in management and structure. Oh, If it was manager of a Covid Crisis I marvel the one who better was would be now.

In all the chance- ossia the dense but finally rewarding book that attractive any punch - but also leaves partorisca brilliance partorisca have the light shone where necessary.
5 / 5
Rushed was partorisca buy this is exited grieves. Similar promise in a title but are fearful an author simply does not involve , waffle, waffle, waffle ...It does not exit never of first train. Maintained trying and going back but the a lot of avail. One £20 doorstop. Never in all my years has the book been like this unreadable and unfulfilling.
5 / 5
Can not contest with a quality of an investigation and accuracy, but this book is not an easy bed. Difficult to describe but the tongue has used is unnecessarily flowery. It assumes the leading level of knowledge and acronyms has used. It can result a lot confusing. An inclusion of the ‘Glossary of Terms' would be very welcome. Opinion of mixes with the fact and is sometimes difficult to determine which is that . Personally, like this calm probably supposition, find a book that disappoints and unnecessarily toil. A fact is a history has authorised would owe that it has been an occasion partorisca produce the book the readable plus. It remains an interesting bed in the fascinating service of ‘One State' that has a function of entity in the security of a nation by means of wide parameters.
5 / 5
This book is the complex studio of a subject of a work partorisca try to discover the one who other policemen of the countries and the tactical are underlying in coded messages that directs no only a way that the battles are struggled in an Earth, Sea, and in an Air, but also those in a murky underworld of business and departments of government.
Is, in time, quite hard to take to a gist of a infighting among some varied military organisations and included some departments of government that often does not comprise reason is not given a whole picture of reason, which, or when the sure crucial decisions have to that be done to counter something that a suspect of the breakers of the code is planned, but to use his own codes to the the left that it could possibly dipped to situate the attack of counter, any for military forces or to interrupt something like the ship, train, or included the convoy of vehicles to use the code to send the fictitious signal that an enemy would decode and thinks that would not owe that continue with some plan, as they could lose some lovely goodness of any manpower, or crew. Ossia The very interesting book full of some questions have involved with intercepting same friendly country secret codes, to see like this is reacting to some transmission of police for the friendly country.
4 / 5
This book tries the big feat - the demystify on 100 years of history of one of one the majority of diverse and secretive organisations. This book is the trove of knowledge, but the time reads like an amalgamation believed of several pieces of Wikipedia of the dozen. There is to good sure the few interesting parts to this book, but this more would be down to the personal opinion based in the pre-existing interest. If you are after vivid histories , human in “cyberwar” with foreign states, this is not a book for you.
4 / 5
Ossia The fascinating the history has said baldly. To be frank, am stuck in page 400-ish with other 300 pages still to go and am not sure will have a stamina to finalise a work. An author more obviously knows his material but does not look to know his audience. It uses acronyms liberally but a book comes without Glossary. Eye to be for ever flipping behind to the earliest pages that looks for to adapt I like some together dark of papers is supposition to mean. ( It has contacted included an editor for joint but has received at all.) A prose is a lot tiff' and convoluted and this require to read each paragraph more than a swipe really master comprises. John Ferris will not result my favourite author.
4 / 5
A dense grammar and haphazard narrative mark this difficult reservation to read and enjoy.
That would owe that be visit of the force is spoilt for his fashion to write.
Seats that an author is an enthusiastic expert to show his knowledge. It contains the wealth of facts and a lot of opinion but cohesion of lacks. It is to analyse more critical that narrative intelligent.
Persevere And will learn plots in ours GCHQ but in the cost.
4 / 5
This book will be to interest the Cheltonians the one who has not been mobbed until GCHQ but has has had relative or fellow those who was. For decades GCHQ the employees have been indoctrinated to remain totally silent in his work when out of a limit of Oakley and Benhall. More still it is. A Ultra Secret for FW Winterbotham (1974) and A Palace of Puzzle for James Bamford (1982) has resupplied interesting information for GCHQ watchers and like basics has been known for some time !

For behind A Enigma careers to 716 pages more notes. A book is repetitve but comprises some that interests nuggets of Palestinian, Malaysia and Falklands. This is not an easy bed and does not be suitable for a random reader.
5 / 5
Slow and tedious also repetitive in of the places. Any all the abbreviations have defined. Directed 100+ pages so only - helped certainly sleep. Built electronic Enigma car, has visited Bletchley long and fact in BT Canal of Investigation in Dollis Collina that has had some link to an appearance of engineering of this subject in a 60 is - so that they are not exactly disinterested in some subject of subject @@of books.
Like this weighed feels like his writing for the civil servant - I can say that how was one for some years !
4 / 5
Would expect few people to find reading this book of a first page to a last a enjoyable exercise. It is to 729 page (823 comprising some Notes and Indication) administrative history of GCHQ and like such goes to an incredible quantity of detail in an organisation' mark on, his external/reports interiors and a politics around his operation. A management takes plentiful mention but with only the few exceptions is there a lot in those directed, like a work has been done and that has been achieved ( has learnt far more on this to visit GCHQ 2019 exposure of centenary in a Museum of Science to Londra).

In a side besides, a book will look impressive in a shelf and that has read advances to back, will be able of the use occasionally for reference.
5 / 5
Nowhere in 848 pages John Ferris any reference to on 4,200 National Servicemen that - among 1950 and 1960 - resupplied GCHQ with copious, daily igint' information to listen grasps to the long of a Curtain of Iron.
Was the Main Coder (Special) in Real Navy the one who together with alike conscripts in an Army and a RAF have been Russians taught, coached in radio interception and listened in the military communications Russians during a cold War.
All this down some instructions of GCHQ.

Like reason is this information that loses?
Has been amply disseminated in of the books like this of the SECRET ROOMS (Geoffrey Elliott and Harold Shukman, 2002); to my LIFE likes them the SPY (Leslie Woodhead, 2005); The CODER SPECIAL ARCHIVE (Tony Cash and Mike Gerrard, 2012) and The SOLITARY SPY (Douglas Boyd, 2017).

Possible reasons?
1. Professor Ferris (of a University of Calgary) was unaware of his existence (highly unlikely).
2. GCHQ (An agency of government) has instructed to ignore it (quite possible).
3. A British government has not loved to cause the breast-partorisca-tat answered of Putin same with which 60 years (likely).
4. A British government has not loved to aim the one who similar costs of surveillance the time when some armies of the force of United Kingdom is minimum force (the likely majority).

Likes Gypsy Rosa Reads like this famously illustrated - is not that objective - quite the one who calm does not aim .
5 / 5
Far too long, on complicated and no very informative.
4 / 5
A book has arrived quickly and well packaged this morning. The time has had any to read a book still, but glossing by means of, looks very researched, complimented for illustrations and of the photographs. A weighty fallen, but to the equal that would expect to map his history with accuracy. Excellent value for money (50 of RRP), which looks forward to to read and comparing to books looked in this subject.
5 / 5
This was the present and when I opened it a sleeve of book has been rasgada. It would expect the better quality for the book that cost £20. Free that has not been damaged but has not looked a lot well when given like the present.
5 / 5
Turgid Bad dry writing factual account. The author looked unenthused
5 / 5
Brilliantly researched and transcribed to paper some mysteries of a breaker of the code and a spy are the spellbinding breaking of code of the history and historical treachery.
4 / 5
Lamentably an author has done that it would have to that be a subject interesting to the a lot of boring bed.
4 / 5
Ossia The very interesting bed that has spent a history of our coverages of information for centuries and a function of entity has touched to maintain our sure country
5 / 5
a lot am looked forward to this book and while I have comprised that some details would require to be has ignored expected to comprise a function of GCHQ better of the bed.

A creation was muddled, the enormous number of the acronyms that confuses and a casualidades to say the fascinating the stray history in looks the to confuse, but to a large extent spurious detail.

Ossia A stray occasion and the very disappointing book.
4 / 5
Has read some descriptions and a a concealed underlined for me was for the Doctor the one who felt a book was outsitanding This is to be purchase like the present for our edges those who arrived to upload and will take on upper of the place with a Real Body of Signals ,and the feel to us can be to use his in a future. It has to that it weaves of deep books to read so that it is not him expecting for the time read very punctual but as and when.
5 / 5
No a class of reservation feels and read partorisca cover to cover, but highly that it interest and writing in English newspapers.
5 / 5
Has bought partorisca son-in-law partorisca Navidad, looks the very interesting book, can not expect read the with which he
4 / 5
Fascinating and the history detailed of GCHQ, origins to today, more political/organisational that technicians of here so only personal indication of four stars
4 / 5
Amazing challenge partorisca read. Any begun still like this die to the equal that presents he in my husband
5 / 5
Very detailed and in some places have complicated. So only partorisca be expected this in spite of.
4 / 5
Has to that no partorisca the read all still but a quality if a book is surprising. It is the book of bug ! The pages celery well, hardcover the one who the always amour.
4 / 5
A good bed partorisca any that wishes to comprise a world of Sigint/come.
5 / 5
Has bought this like the present navideño and a lot of some pages are stuck together. Content of book ( of available pages) looks a lot of
4 / 5
In 15 chapters Ferris analysis and currency a work of some breakers of code the one who has occupied Bletchley Parco during a Second world-wide War.
Describes his origins, a birth of intelligence of signals, a code of government and cypher schoo during you period 1919 to 1939, a function of cryptanalysis in ours foreign police, a Chanak crisis, Ultra, Ultra and Overlord, GCHQ estaca 1945, a cold War, a movement the Cheltenham, Women in GCHQ, a War of Falklands, Terrorism, and cyber Intelligence. There are notes and a apêndice that objective GCHQ for numbers ,1960-95.
Ferris Has written the glorious book that will be it a definite account in fact a lot of years. It has been access given to some tens of the thousands of files save one the majority of secret.
While it recognises a glorious work of GCHQ, shows that the there is not shortened a Second world-wide War for two or more to to years likes him to him a bit the historians has contested.
Ferris Also develops some errors and deceptions that pervades intelligence as well as an uncertainty. Also it contests that the intelligence seldom affects a determination of police. It is one of a lot of entrances .
Ossia A first book in a @@@subject to be said of an interior. As such is indispensable .
4 / 5
Any the one who looks partorisca be that they run down a contributo of Bletchley Parco in shortening a 2nd World-wide War is doing the enormous disservice to all some women and of the men those who has done there (and maintained it secret partorisca 30 years!) And all some million bolt have saved by means of breaking enigma and some other Nazi codes. The descriptions say that a book is boring in all the chance! Read a description of Guardian.
4 / 5
Unfortunately any one has written some titles of chapter partorisca a audiobook has not gone quite intelligent to comprise a subject; frequently substituting 'Commented for COMINT (intelligence of Communications).

Top Customer Reviews: Behind the Enigma: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 42 ratings
5 / 5
I have had big hopes of this book, but after taking on the half way has given on the law
A measure of a task there is overwhelmed an author and he flits of a thing to another and behind again like the butterfly, never fully explaining or dipping to context and not giving never the satisfactory account of anything.
Probably would owe that it has been two or three volumes, or the totally different writer
A lot disappointed
5 / 5
One wants to like this reserve reason an author has the critical eye and hands the justifiable time correctivas to some a lot of myths that surrounds GCHQ. There is some excellent part (Palestinian the section is a lot well, discussion in of the treaties, links and inner subjects with civil servants) and the wealth of information. This in spite of, is the disorder and clarity of lacks. It is not helped of one that writes like law like the report to the meeting of joint. They are quite sure that pocolos readers will do it to an end. Some quite boring dice and account of ray that could useful like the manual but, of then averts operations, is to a large extent irrelevant in of the terms to inform some audiences the one who an in fact done organisation.

That it is resupplies spare ammunition to suggest that any a lot of money of million taxpayers that has eaten is not justified by a quite slender start looks of this book to have rid. Also enough it has had it clearly the negative impact in United Kingdom in of the terms for advanced technological and in his aversion of Europe (because of the his mistrust of security/of Germania French). In a base of a material here, of Gaulle and later one the Ue was right to question the commitment of United Kingdom in Europe.

One a thing a book identifies is that GCHQ is an isolated, stand-alone bureaucracy this has escaped forgets democrat and dips his own levels, fulfilled and ethics. In this sense a book we the service. If this was a unconscious the intention is unclear but like the bed is pure stodge.
5 / 5
Are the third of a way by means of reading east. This book has an enormous quantity of detail, extremely very researched, this in spite of...
...It is extremely toil. Some questions are:

Some narrative jumps roughly throughout, does not look to be any in @chronological or @global sequence @subject @subject, probably fixed in a way an author researched or thought in things.
The hardware and the systems are mentioned often without indication to the equal that to that has done or how has been built. I appreciate ossia in a history, but some the small additional descriptors are necessary. I found for separate looking on subject @@@subject on Wikipedia.
The abbreviations are not always referenced.
Each one which now again a grammar resembled falter.
The illustrations are in an end of a Kindle version, if a book has an arrangement included would not concern me for him.

Like me persevere but in general a book has been the disappointment .
5 / 5
A book is written in the heavy and heavy fashion. Weighed in disposal. If this was the report has presented mine for byline, would have been refused and envoy to redraft.
4 / 5
Recently in the bed that a “officious” history of GCHQ, updated in 2019, has been interested to see the one who this “official” history would add given the one who backed this company – GCHQ he. I have had the sense of emotion that an organisation was, in last, ploughing his doors – mindful of a need to maintain current INTEL the technicians have hid of view - and that this integer ethos, more welcome, has come directed of Jeremy Fleming, Manager GCHQ in 2020. I have had big hopes.

Sadly, This “official” history there is not rid in several levels. “The place” of the technical/content is almost non-existent with a be of main emphasis in a politics for behind that GCHQ evolved and some discussion, with examples, of as his start has been used by means of studios of chances. He delves deep to to the subjects likes him to him the fund the subjects and an influence of some main “clients” like a Foreign office and some Armed Services in his development. He also the looks in some personalities have involved in this evolution. Certainly, such subjects are of interest. So much, it covers some elements of a “history” of GCHQ but, sadly, in an atrocious way!

A book is highly repetitive, partly foreseen a strategy of Authors to look in the period given of time of several points of view, each point of view effectively saying a same bit of a history. Point found I saying “But calm said me that already in a last chapter!” Again and again …… and again. It informs to some GCHQ put but there is not even the basic map to assist a reader. Given a number of Acronyms, there is not even the Glossary to assist (Kindle version at least). There is a Apêndice in a trick of GCHQ personal (demographics) on 4 different years in a period 1960 – 1995 - puzzling like this, already, a subject has been spoken adequately during a book in of the general terms so reasons this extra detail? That currency such detail adds to one comprising of a global history of such the organisation strategically of entity?

In that has stuck he with him and read the all a way by means of, I finally seated behind quite exhausted for an endeavour has required to do he by means of finalises it. That had it addition to some “wines” of officious history to read? He then dawned on me that, has had no law one “first” officious history, would have struggled even more reading this book – at least has had already the frame to drive me. The contained technician was, effectively, very limited with one odd mentions here and there. Again, I have had some “flesh” to fall behind in other sources he so that it could fill in some empty and has found I frequently appealing to an internet to glean more details. So only twice, on a lot, it signals very small, goes “Wow, this is interesting!”. A rest a lot early is resulted a endurance tries to read.

So much, @in rodeo, there was at all new I a lot already read roughly elsewhere – and the abundance that loses how is freely available in other books or on-line. A fact was something of a endurance tries so only to read at all to help subjects. Sadly, The real occasion for GCHQ to sell it has been lost and to back such one “unreadable” publication GCHQ any favour at all. If it love the history rounded of an organisation, would look elsewhere – how is the real shame – the golden occasion has been lost for an Organisation.
5 / 5
This law like this he PhD tended where some examiners know a subject. It does not say the history. The subjects are covered in the chapters and the character that comes on again and again but no in the line of chronological history. Less clear description that GCHQ has achieved in the account and the cold war detailed then the spent in a campaign of Falklands.
5 / 5
One of one more reservations detailed the have never mainly home around one 1st and 2nd world can not speak on some last 40 years been due to a law of official secrets.
4 / 5
Usually ossia a type of the book of history prefers - where an author has access the primary sources and resupplies there is detailed note and bibliography. This in spite of an author has has interpreted to grieve his notes and has little addition in of the terms of narrative or the context that the fact a unrewarding has read.

Besides a quality of a writing and modifying is poor - typos rest and sometimes an use of English is quite odd. Required the good editor to try and mould a copious the material resupplied for GCHQ archive to something coherent.
4 / 5
To the equal that Can any one writes like this bad? This an incredibly turgid account that would have to be it a subject extremely interesting. That give it; that the occasion has squandered.
4 / 5
Clearly the big quantity of information has been sifted to create this edition and clearly Ferris struggled to fix he to subsections and logical sections. A result is that we jump among dates to dip historical repeatedly for this can be half way by means of before you comprise a method in his period. This has said that that has a lot of preconceptions expunged of our alcohols and the memories together with an intelligence of supposition is uniquely useful, when it can be effectively nullified for analysis and incompetent use. If you owe that it looks for that it does to title revelations this will impact then prepare to be disappointed. It takings Is to brilliant synopsis and detailed of some people, personalities and politicians during the century of innovation, work and world-wide subjects, some duquel neither will have forgotten or never conscious state of in a first place. For this reason so only is the must - read.
5 / 5
Ossia The a lot of the book writes densely - full of acronyms and hopefully, the detail has informed. Swipes some holes in a Enigma mythology - but dips it firmly in a place where the always would owe that it has been. This in spite of, also goes to social details to the consideration of the numbers of women have employed, his social funds, his occupation and also his gradual increase in some rows like this of the funds and of the social pressures have changed. It is complex - I am doing roughly 40 pages the day - and ossia the book along - but is very detailed and takes careful reading partorisca ensure that calm fully comprise that it is spending. Well value a reading, perhaps could have been shortened the little - but leaves expensive he - an author is treating the difficult history and very detailed. His account of Stuart Hampshire - the philosopy ladies, when be spent in partorisca dip commanded a mine of management surprised - and more importantly his obvious competence treat difficult questions in management and structure. Oh, If it was manager of a Covid Crisis I marvel the one who better was would be now.

In all the chance- ossia the dense but finally rewarding book that attractive any punch - but also leaves partorisca brilliance partorisca have the light shone where necessary.
5 / 5
Rushed was partorisca buy this is exited grieves. Similar promise in a title but are fearful an author simply does not involve , waffle, waffle, waffle ...It does not exit never of first train. Maintained trying and going back but the a lot of avail. One £20 doorstop. Never in all my years has the book been like this unreadable and unfulfilling.
4 / 5
Can not contest with a quality of an investigation and accuracy, but this book is not an easy bed. Difficult to describe but the tongue has used is unnecessarily flowery. It assumes the leading level of knowledge and acronyms has used. It can result a lot confusing. An inclusion of the ‘Glossary of Terms' would be very welcome. Opinion of mixes with the fact and is sometimes difficult to determine which is that . Personally, like this calm probably supposition, find a book that disappoints and unnecessarily toil. A fact is a history has authorised would owe that it has been an occasion partorisca produce the book the readable plus. It remains an interesting bed in the fascinating service of ‘One State' that has a function of entity in the security of a nation by means of wide parameters.
5 / 5
This book is the complex studio of a subject of a work partorisca try to discover the one who other policemen of the countries and the tactical are underlying in coded messages that directs no only a way that the battles are struggled in an Earth, Sea, and in an Air, but also those in a murky underworld of business and departments of government.
Is, in time, quite hard to take to a gist of a infighting among some varied military organisations and included some departments of government that often does not comprise reason is not given a whole picture of reason, which, or when the sure crucial decisions have to that be done to counter something that a suspect of the breakers of the code is planned, but to use his own codes to the the left that it could possibly dipped to situate the attack of counter, any for military forces or to interrupt something like the ship, train, or included the convoy of vehicles to use the code to send the fictitious signal that an enemy would decode and thinks that would not owe that continue with some plan, as they could lose some lovely goodness of any manpower, or crew. Ossia The very interesting book full of some questions have involved with intercepting same friendly country secret codes, to see like this is reacting to some transmission of police for the friendly country.
5 / 5
This book tries the big feat - the demystify on 100 years of history of one of one the majority of diverse and secretive organisations. This book is the trove of knowledge, but the time reads like an amalgamation believed of several pieces of Wikipedia of the dozen. There is to good sure the few interesting parts to this book, but this more would be down to the personal opinion based in the pre-existing interest. If you are after vivid histories , human in “cyberwar” with foreign states, this is not a book for you.
4 / 5
These promises to reserve to be fascinating and insightful but, included when one has been reading books in of the codes and cyphers in fact a lot of years, is hard in disposal. Any history that faces several edges in a long period goes to be a bit less than free flowing but ossia toil .

An author is the member of a Real Society or the Canada that would have to it has been the clue but has found an use of North American syntax; 'never ' instead or ' never' etc. to be in entertained. An use of terminology without the explanation also can direct one to question one east comprising.

Has no, still, has finalised a book but I will maintain to go yes so only to see like an author interprets an use of intelligence of communications during a second world-wide war. It would say, it tries any to be postponed for some distractions and be prepared to do in him.
4 / 5
Ossia The fascinating the history has said baldly. To be frank, am stuck in page 400-ish with other 300 pages still to go and am not sure will have a stamina to finalise a work. An author more obviously knows his material but does not look to know his audience. It uses acronyms liberally but a book comes without Glossary. Eye to be for ever flipping behind to the earliest pages that looks for to adapt I like some together dark of papers is supposition to mean. ( It has contacted included an editor for joint but has received at all.) A prose is a lot tiff' and convoluted and this require to read each paragraph more than a swipe really master comprises. John Ferris will not result my favourite author.
4 / 5
A dense grammar and haphazard narrative mark this difficult reservation to read and enjoy.
That would owe that be visit of the force is spoilt for his fashion to write.
Chairs that an author is an enthusiastic expert to show his knowledge. It contains the wealth of facts and a lot of opinion but cohesion of lacks. It is to analyse more critical that narrative intelligent.
Persevere And will learn plots in ours GCHQ but in the cost.
4 / 5
This book will be to interest the Cheltonians the one who has not been mobbed until GCHQ but has has had relative or fellow those who was. For decades GCHQ the employees have been indoctrinated to remain totally silent in his work when out of a limit of Oakley and Benhall. More still it is. A Ultra Secret for FW Winterbotham (1974) and A Palace of Puzzle for James Bamford (1982) has resupplied interesting information for GCHQ watchers and like basics has been known for some time !

For behind A Enigma careers to 716 pages more notes. A book is repetitve but comprises some that interests nuggets of Palestinian, Malaysia and Falklands. This is not an easy bed and does not be suitable for a random reader.
4 / 5
One very researched, that interests history, with good chapters in early history,Falklands and a recent transmission the cyber but has loved skip by means of a overlong sections on office admin, history of occupation, notes of paid, and like this on, which doubt will be to interest to a lot. That founds to confuse was a continuous
use of abbreviations, sometimes many in a page. A simple cast of abbreviations would have been the useful memory but this resembles has been entirely spent for big, at least in an edition has had.
5 / 5
Slow and tedious also repetitive in of the places. Any all the abbreviations have defined. Directed 100+ pages so only - helped certainly sleep. Built electronic Enigma car, has visited Bletchley long and fact in BT Canal of Investigation in Dollis Collina that has had some link to an appearance of engineering of this subject in a 60 is - so that they are not exactly disinterested in some subject of subject @@of books.
Like this weighed feels like his writing for the civil servant - I can say that how was a partorisca some years !
5 / 5
Would expect few people partorisca find reading this book of a first page to a last a enjoyable exercise. It is to 729 page (823 comprising some Notes and Indication) administrative history of GCHQ and like such goes to an incredible quantity of detail in an organisation' mark on, his external/reports interiors and a politics around his operation. A management takes plentiful mention but with only the few exceptions is there a lot in those directed, like a work has been done and that has been achieved ( has learnt far more on this partorisca visit GCHQ 2019 exposure of centenary in a Museum of Science to Londra).

In a side besides, a book will look impressive in a shelf and that has read advances partorisca back, will be able of the use occasionally partorisca reference.
4 / 5
Nowhere in 848 pages John Ferris a lot of reference to on 4,200 National Servicemen that - among 1950 and 1960 - resupplied GCHQ with copious, daily igint' information to listen grasps to the long of a Curtain of Iron.
Was the Main Coder (Special) in Real Navy the one who together with alike conscripts in an Army and a RAF have been Russians taught, coached in radio interception and listened in the military communications Russians during a cold War.
All this down some instructions of GCHQ.

Like reason is this information that loses?
Is amply state disseminated in of the books like this of the SECRET ROOMS (Geoffrey Elliott and Harold Shukman, 2002); to my LIFE likes them the SPY (Leslie Woodhead, 2005); The CODER SPECIAL ARCHIVE (Tony Cash and Mike Gerrard, 2012) and The SOLITARY SPY (Douglas Boyd, 2017).

Possible reasons?
1. Professor Ferris (of a University of Calgary) was unaware of his existence (highly unlikely).
2. GCHQ (An agency of government) has instructed to ignore it (quite possible).
3. A British government has not loved to cause the breast-partorisca-tat answered of Putin same with which 60 years (likely).
4. A British government has not loved to aim the one who similar costs of surveillance the time when some armies of the force of United Kingdom is minimum force (the likely majority).

Like Gypsy Rosa Reads like this famously illustrated - is not that objective - quite the one who calm does not aim .
5 / 5
Far too long, on complicated and no very informative.
5 / 5
A book has arrived quickly and well packaged this morning. The time has had any to read a book still, but glossing by means of, looks very researched, complimented for illustrations and of the photographs. A weighty fallen, but to the equal that would expect to map his history with accuracy. Excellent value for money (50 of RRP), which looks forward to to read and comparing to books looked in this subject.
5 / 5
This was the present and when I opened it a sleeve of book has been rasgada. It would expect the better quality for the book that cost £20. Free that has not been damaged but has not looked a lot well when given like the present.
5 / 5
Turgid Bad dry writing factual account. The author looked unenthused
4 / 5
Brilliantly researched and transcribed to paper some mysteries of a breaker of the code and a spy are the spellbinding breaking of code of the history and historical treachery.
4 / 5
Lamentably an author has done that it would have to that be a subject interesting to the a lot of boring bed.
4 / 5
Ossia The very interesting bed that has spent a history of our coverages of information for centuries and a function of entity has touched to maintain our sure country
4 / 5
They are a lot it is looked forward to this book and while I have comprised that some details would require partorisca be has ignored expected partorisca comprise a function of GCHQ better of the bed.

A creation was muddled, the enormous number of the acronyms that confuses and a casualidad partorisca say the fascinating the stray history in looks the to confuse, but to a large extent spurious detail.

Ossia A stray occasion and the very disappointing book.
5 / 5
Has read some descriptions and a a concealed underlined partorisca me was for the Doctor the one who felt a book was outsitanding This is to be purchase like the present partorisca our edges those who arrivals partorisca upload and will take on upper of the place with a Real Body of Signals ,and the feel to us can be partorisca use his in a future. It has to that it weaves of deep books partorisca read so that it is not him expecting partorisca the time read very punctual but as and when.
5 / 5
No a class of reservation feels and read partorisca cover to cover, but highly that it interest and writing in English newspapers.
4 / 5
Has bought partorisca son-in-law partorisca Navidad, looks the very interesting book, can not expect read the with which he
5 / 5
Fascinating and the history detailed of GCHQ, origins to today, more political/organisational that technicians of here so only personal indication of four stars
5 / 5
Amazing challenge partorisca read. Any begun still like this die to the equal that presents he in my husband
4 / 5
very detailed and in some places have complicated. So only partorisca be expected this in spite of.
5 / 5
Has to that no partorisca the read all still but a quality if a book is surprising. It is the book of bug ! The pages celery well, hardcover the one who the always amour.
4 / 5
A good bed partorisca any that wishes to comprise a world of Sigint/come.
5 / 5
Has bought this like the present navideño and a lot of some pages are stuck together. Content of book ( of available pages) looks a lot of
4 / 5
In 15 chapters Ferris analysis and currency a work of some breakers of code the one who has occupied Bletchley Parco during a Second world-wide War.
Describes his origins, a birth of intelligence of signals, a code of government and cypher schoo during you period 1919 to 1939, a function of cryptanalysis in ours foreign police, a Chanak crisis, Ultra, Ultra and Overlord, GCHQ estaca 1945, a cold War, a movement the Cheltenham, Women in GCHQ, a War of Falklands, Terrorism, and cyber Intelligence. There are notes and a apêndice that objective GCHQ for numbers ,1960-95.
Ferris Has written the glorious book that will be it a definite account in fact a lot of years. It has been access given to some tens of the thousands of files save one the majority of secret.
While it recognises a glorious work of GCHQ, shows that the there is not shortened a Second world-wide War for two or more to to years likes him to him a bit the historians has contested.
Ferris Also develops some errors and deceptions that pervades intelligence as well as an uncertainty. Also it contests that the intelligence seldom affects a determination of police. It is one of a lot of entrances .
Ossia A first book in a @@@subject to be said of an interior. As such is indispensable .
5 / 5
Any the one who looks partorisca be that they run down a contributo of Bletchley Parco in shortening a 2nd World-wide War is doing the enormous disservice to all some women and of the men those who has done there (and maintained it secret partorisca 30 years!) And all some million bolt have saved by means of breaking enigma and some other Nazi codes. The descriptions say that a book is boring in all the chance! Read a description of Guardian.