Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend Kindle

Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend Kindle

Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend ➼ [Download] ➹ Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend By Roy Bradford ➹ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Half a century after his death, Lt Col Robert Blair Mayne is still regarded as one of the greatest soldiers in the history of military special operations He was the most decorated British soldier of t Half a century after his death, Lt Col of the MOBI î Robert Blair Mayne is still regarded as one of the greatest soldiers in the history of military special operations He was the most decorated British soldier of the Second World War, receiving four DSOs, Rogue Warrior PDF or the Croix de Guerre, and the Legion d honneur, and he pioneered tactics used today by the SAS and other special operations units worldwide Rogue Warrior of the SAS tells the remarkable life story of Colonel Paddy, whose exceptional physical strength and uniquely Warrior of the PDF ↠ swift reflexes made him a fearsome opponent But his unorthodox rules of war and his resentment of authority would deny him the ultimate accolade of the Victoria Cross Drawing on personal letters and family papers, declassified SAS files and records, together with the Official SAS Diary compiled in wartime and eyewitness accounts, this is the true story of the soldier.


10 thoughts on “Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend

  1. Falk Falk says:

    Great biography and gave me some good laughs as well, e.g in that part where he tries to drive a jeep up the main marble staircase at Hylands House I love this guy I couldn t help but think of Achilles in the Iliad when I read the following, from the first year in the North African desertPaddy Mayne did not take kindly to the news that he was going to be left behind to train new SAS volunteers instead of going on a raid His mood was one of resentful insubordination Stirling tells howGreat biography and gave me some good laughs as well, e.g in that part where he tries to drive a jeep up the main marble staircase at Hylands House I love this guy I couldn t help but think of Achilles in the Iliad when I read the following, from the first year in the North African desertPaddy Mayne did not take kindly to the news that he was going to be left behind to train new SAS volunteers instead of going on a raid His mood was one of resentful insubordination Stirling tells how he began what he could only describe as a massive sulk in his tent There, having constructed for himself a huge bed and laid in a stock of Penguin paperbacks and a sufficiency of whiskey, he remained incommunicado for several days Eventually, on Stirling s return and after a furious row which did much to clear the air, normal relations was restored What it underlined, though, was that for Mayne it was action or nothingNo doubt, I can sympathize with Paddy Mayne s reason for sulking, and he also knew what he was best at action It is easy to understand the high degree of affection and respect in which he was held And it is just as hard to understand why he isn t better known outside Britain not only because he deserves that, but because he was the kind of guy anyone would like to know that any guy would like to be His brilliant achievements as a warrior and military leader is or should be an inspiration to us all There is not a boring moment in this book I wished it wouldn t end But the final words of the last chapter sums it all up really wellHe was, in the words used by Winston Churchill of Kevin O Higgins, the young Irish statesman assassinated near Dublin in 1927, a figure from the antique, cast in bronze War was his element When it left him, he found himself at odds with an uncongenial and unprofitable world, so stale and out of tune, after the wild annihilating rapture of the one he had known.He sleeps within the ruined walls of a thirteenth century abbey in County Down, but the high company of heroes will forever be his Valhalla


  2. Joseph Raborg Joseph Raborg says:

    This was a decent biography of one of the most decorated British soldiers of WWII It s pretty readable The battle accounts and anecdotes from the war tended to be exciting or quite humorous.It just feels as though something is missing from this book Perhaps, the interviews of SAS veterans interspersed throughout the book bothered me I prefer a different narrative style Also, it never feels as though we re inside Blair Mayne s head Should you read it Maybe, but I might search for a differe This was a decent biography of one of the most decorated British soldiers of WWII It s pretty readable The battle accounts and anecdotes from the war tended to be exciting or quite humorous.It just feels as though something is missing from this book Perhaps, the interviews of SAS veterans interspersed throughout the book bothered me I prefer a different narrative style Also, it never feels as though we re inside Blair Mayne s head Should you read it Maybe, but I might search for a different biography or even a history of the SAS in WWII over this book


  3. Tore Tore says:

    Very interesting account, of a brilliant commando, probably not very well known outside the UK, if there What he did, probably measures up to the best of soldiers in the war, and his tale deserves to be better known A TV series akin to Band of Brothers would be a good idea.


  4. Philip Anderson Philip Anderson says:

    Fascinating Account From WWIIIn depth story of the role of the SAS in WWII from Africa through the end of the war.


  5. Mike Mike says:

    Could not put it down.


  6. Iain Iain says:

    A solid read for those interested in Blair Mayne and the early SAS Other books, like Sterling s have better coverage of the North African actions This book fares better in its coverage of actions in France and into Germany where the authors hadprimary sources Yet the result can be disjointed and awkwardly written at times The biographical coverage of Mayne and his life is decently done Bottom line, a good read for those interested in the topic but neither the best on the early SAS nor A solid read for those interested in Blair Mayne and the early SAS Other books, like Sterling s have better coverage of the North African actions This book fares better in its coverage of actions in France and into Germany where the authors hadprimary sources Yet the result can be disjointed and awkwardly written at times The biographical coverage of Mayne and his life is decently done Bottom line, a good read for those interested in the topic but neither the best on the early SAS nor for general audience readers


  7. Ray Ray says:

    My family is from the same small town in Northern Ireland I remember my father telling me many stories about Blair Mayne, before I read my first book about him When I first read this book what can I say A tremendously good read So much so that reading about Blair Mayne, inspired me to join the military in the first place Not that I was ambitious enough to have wanted to serve with the SAS.


  8. Al Lock Al Lock says:

    A well written and interesting account of one of the founders of the SAS and a true warrior the man who, to a great extent, ran the SAS once David Stirling was captured.


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