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First into Action

First into Action

(1998)
A Dramatic Personal Account of Life in the SBS
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The SBS was first into battle a month before the SAS in the Falklands War and again in the Gulf War, yet hitherto it is the SAS that has had by far the higher profile. The SBS draws its man-power solely from the Marine Commando Units and the Royal Marines are the oldest and most battle-honoured regiment in the world. This volume is a Special Boat Services memoir written from the inside. It tells how Duncan Falconer trained with the Royal Marines in Deal before being recruited into the SBS at Poole in Dorset. The regimen of ruthless training is graphically described and the book also includes accounts of SBS operations in Ulster, Bosnia and the Gulf War, and the intense rivalry between the SAS's individualist mentality and the more team-based, marine ethos of the SBS.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: First into Action: A Dramatic Personal Account of Life in the SBS
Author(s): DUNCAN FALCONER
ISBN: 0-316-64568-0 / 978-0-316-64568-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: First Into Action: A Dramatic Personal Account of Life in the SBS
Author(s): Duncan Falconer
ISBN: 1-910198-77-3 / 978-1-910198-77-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
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July 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: First Into Action: A Dramatic Personal Account of Life Inside the SBS
Author(s): Duncan Falconer
ISBN: 0-7515-2630-4 / 978-0-7515-2630-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: First Into Action: A Dramatic Personal Account of Life Inside the SBS
Author(s): Duncan Falconer
ISBN: 0-7515-3165-0 / 978-0-7515-3165-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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December 2000 : Paperback
Title: First into Action
Author(s): Duncan Falconer
ISBN: 444440616X / 978-4444406161
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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Audio Editions

February 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: First into Action: Unabridged: Dramatic Personal Account of Life Inside the SBS
Author(s): Duncan Falconer
ISBN: 1-86042-535-6 / 978-1-86042-535-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: First Into Action: A Dramatic Personal Account of Life Inside the SBS
Author(s): Duncan Falconer
Publisher: Sphere
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February 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: First Into Action: A Dramatic Personal Account of Life Inside the SBS
Author(s): Duncan Falconer
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon CA   



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