SAS: Who Dares Wins: Leadership Secrets from the Special Forces by Anthony MiddletonI am thoroughly fascinated by the SAS. I dont know why, I just am. I do not come from a military family nor am I closely linked to anyone serving, but I am fascinated by the rhetoric, psychology and machismo that seems to prevail in this world, particularly the Special Forces.
This book is an interesting read. Peppered with personal military experience, this book is narrated by Ant, Ollie, Foxy and Colin most well known for Channel 4s SAS: Who Dares Wins television series. It offers some useful insights into how Elite techniques can be utilised on Civvy Street: how to successfully self-motivate or how to deal with stress/emotion during job interviews for example.
Ive never read anything like this before so have nothing to compare it to. Either way, I enjoyed it and found it interesting from start to finish.
Id recommend this book for anyone interested in the SAS and the psychology behind what it takes to be the thinking soldier.
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Most BRUTAL Moments from SAS: Who Dares Wins - Series 4
But year-old Louise, who works as an orthopaedic surgeon at Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen, has proved him wrong. The Ministry of Defence announced SAS selection would be open to women this year and the show followed suit by allowing female recruits to enter. As Louise was shown shivering but unbreakable in her underwear in the freezing Chilean mountains, a panel of military hardmen — including Ant — are seen judging the recruits.
SAS: Who Dares Wins
The recruits' first task is an unexpected one: writing an essay about themselves. Then they face an eight-mile combat fitness test while their essays are dissected for an insight into their character. The remaining recruits must choose their weakest colleagues, who then lead the next exercise. And there's the 'Sickener': a series of physical challenges that won't end until five recruits give up. The directing staff test the remaining recruits' resistance to fear, with mind games and an intimidating challenge to dive backwards from a cliff into the freezing sea 12 metres below. The directing staff have to whittle the group down to the six they think may have what it takes to complete the final stage: a punishing hour cat-and-mouse chase across challenging terrain. The remaining recruits each face the final, notoriously gruelling stage of selection alone: 24 hours of interrogation.
Sign in. The remaining recruits each face the final, notoriously gruelling stage of selection alone: 24 hours of interrogation. Coming from the hardest armed forces in the world. Ant, Foxy, Colin and Ollie take a group of civilians from turbulent backgrounds and test them to see if they have what it takes to make it in the Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " shouts out her real-life super squad of actors.
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But this year, the gruelling show is slightly different due to the inclusion of female participants. Laura revealed why she signed up to take part in the gruelling show when she said: "I signed up because I love to see what I can achieve. I love to feel the sense of achievement after purposefully pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. I am also very passionate about sharing my life experiences and using them to motivate and inspire other people. After the first 24 hours I honestly thought about quitting.