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Beyond No Mean Soldier

The Explosive Recollections of a Former Special Forces Operator

Peter McAleese



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Helion & Company
30 November 2015
Autobiography: historical, political & military; Special & elite forces; Mercenaries
Beyond No Mean Soldier: The Explosive Recollections of a Former Special Forces Operator
By:   Peter McAleese
Imprint:   Helion & Company
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   680g
ISBN:   9781910294017
ISBN 10:   1910294012
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   30 November 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Originally from Glasgow, Peter McAleese found a way out of the slums by joining the British Army. He joined the Parachute Regiment and found himself in the Mortar Platoon - traditionally the hardest platoon in any Battalion. He went onto the SAS and saw action in Borneo before being sent back to the Parachute Regiment in disgrace for fighting... Things started to go wrong after he was demobbed from the army, when he found himself detained once or twice at Her Majesty's pleasure. On release, he endured the horrors of the Angolan civil war as a hired gun where many of his colleagues were murdered at the hand of Colonel Callan and his associates. Service in the Rhodesian SAS followed and thereafter, South Africa's 44 Para Brigade, where he saw extensive action in the, then, South West Africa, now Namibia. Security work in South Africa followed. Here McAleese was to dice even closer with death when his canopy failed during an exhibition skydive. Lucky to retain the use of his legs and troubled by injuries that still persist today, McAleese went on to an assassination 'job' where his helicopter crashed, leaving him injured and stranded on a mountain for three days. From this, he moved to a private military company working in Algeria for eleven years. Now residing in Birmingham in the UK, McAleese is quietly planning his next adventure. From the maps spread put on his desk, it looks like it could be the Middle East.

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