Carney Lake served for six years in a Royal Marines Commando Unit and in this book tells his story - the names of those men involved have been changed to protect their identities, but the events happened as described. The result is arguably as vivid and accurate a depiction of Britain s fighting men as has ever appeared in print. What we can see from the television screen of war and terrorism leaves us with no doubts as to the reality of modern warfare, but what it can t share with us is the feelings of the personalities on the ground as the bullets fly. There are nail-biting descriptions of patrols on the streets of Belfast, of facing an invading army on British sovereign territory in Cyprus and the strain of border duty in South Armagh where every silent rural ditch may prove an explosive and bloody grave. An unputdownable view of what it takes to be a member of the Royal Marines, of the sacrifices to do the job well.
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