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The hard way : adapt, survive and win

Billingham, Mark2020
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Billy Billingham grew up tough; a grim future ahead of him offering little respite from the hostile streets he walked. Leaving school at eleven years of age, the threat of borstal hanging over his head, running with gangs in Birmingham, and almost being killed in a knife fight eventually led to Billy discovering the British armed forces at sixteen years of age. It would be the making of him. Billingham would graduate from the Royal Marine cadets to enlisting with the Parachute Regiment in 1983, where he would serve with distinction as a Patrol Commander and expert sniper. In 1991 he took on an even bigger challenge - taking the SAS course - the fearsome and secretive elite special forces unit with a well-won reputation for excellence in operating in extreme and hazardous conditions.
Main title:
The hard way : adapt, survive and win / Mark 'Billy' Billingham with Conor Woodman.
London : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2019.
9781471186769 (pbk)
Dewey class:
355.0092920 BIL355.009
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