The Secret War In Afghanistan

Book - 2000
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This fast-paced first person narrative is organized into three sections. Part One covers Tom's early life and military service in the SAS. Part Two recounts Operations Fairfax and Felix, the mission to Afghanistan, and Part Three describes Operation Clover, Tom's activities in the Balkans. Carew's account includes combat action against the Serbian Army, Soviet Spetsnaz special forces and Afghan mercenaries; the high tension of a covert arms buying mission in Poland, Germany and Communist Bulgaria; gritty technical details of secret SAS training operations; and his brief romantic interludes with a British Embassy official and a British Council teacher.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Mainstream, 2000.
ISBN: 9781840183269
Branch Call Number: 958.1045092 Carew
Characteristics: 320 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.


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LRS1969 Feb 09, 2016

I guess that you CAN fool some of the people some of the time. Book is a total hoax... as is the author!

Try Googling "Tom Carew" & SAS & "con man", & fraud

Real name was Philip Sessarego.

Meantime see:






Mar 09, 2013

I was so happy to find this book and I enjoyed it and found it amazing that the leaders or the Head Shed of the SAS would send a single member into Afghanistan to help the Mujahadeen learn to use the Stinger missle. Very good book and an easy read.

diesellibrarian Aug 25, 2011

A straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is first-person account of one SAS soldier's adventures in Afghanistan in the early days of the Soviet invasion. I'm not big on military narratives, but this reads more like a travelogue or adventure story. Don't let the title fool you - this book is an easy read, and surprisingly lighthearted, given the subject matter.

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