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Over the course of his 30-year career, Alastair MacKenzie, author of Pilgrim Days, served in some of the world’s most elite special forces. Whilst a member of the British Parachute Regiment in the 1970s, MacKenzie was sent on a combat survival course held by the SAS. In this extract, Alastair recalls just how extreme the training could get.Continue Reading

The Long Range Desert Group

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Last week, we published The Long Range Desert Group in World War II by Gavin Mortimer, which explores the origins and operations of Britain’s first ever Special Forces unit. In today’s blog post, Gavin Mortimer discusses the unit’s history and how it seemingly faded from view... Continue Reading
Last month I started revealing some information about the books that we have commissioned on the back of information that we have received from the book suggestions and book votes that all of our readers (yep - that is all of you out there) have supplied. I started off with the book votes from 2008 and 2009. Now it is time to have a look at which books have emerged from the book votes that were held in 2010 and 2011.  Continue Reading

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