Synopses & Reviews
On April 30, 1980, six armed Iranian terrorists stormed the Iranian embassy in London capturing 26 hostages. When the SAS were called in to rescue the hostages, among them was [rank, name]. Originally published in England in 1989 by a ghost writer, Michael Paul Kennedy, Soldier I
is a memoir of Staff Sergeant Peter Winner's remarkable 18 years in the elite special force. The books tells the full story of operations in which Winner was involved: from the arduous training and selection process, through the Embassy siege when Winner led the assault on the rear of the building, to parachuting into the freezing waters of the Falklands.
Soldier I also tells of lesser-known SAS activities: the grueling Operation Jaguar and the terrifying battle of Mirbat where a handful of SAS held back thousands of Yemeni tribesmen; undercover surveillance and raids of the IRA in Belfast; a trail of physical endurance in Hong Kong; and extreme danger underwater off the coast of Sudan. In addition to describing the action, Winner tells of the pleasures and pressures, the hardships and the camaraderie, of daily life in the SAS.
About the Author
Michael Paul Kennedy is the original author of the memoir. He acted as a ghost-writer, bringing the story of 'Soldier I' to life and at the same time preserving his anonymity.
Staff Sergeant Pete Winner is Soldier 'I' himself. For the first time he is prepared to reveal his identity and tell the world of his experiences as one of the key members of the world's finest elite forces regiment.