Title: Warrior Training – The Making of an Australian SAS Soldier
Author: Fennell, Keith
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 2010
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 262 pages
Comments: In this action-packed new book, acclaimed SAS soldier Keith Fennell recounts his development as a soldier and as a man, revealing the challenges he overcame in order to perform at the highest level.
At just 21 years of age, Fennell became one of the youngest soldiers to have passed the SAS selection course, perhaps the most demanding challenge an Australian soldier will ever face. The gruelling three-week course requires extreme fitness, mental excellence and total commitment. Many soldiers don’t make it, but those that do are then subjected to intense resistance-to-interrogation training — including waterboarding and sleep deprivation — as well as a prisoner-of-war camp and other punishing ordeals. The pain is intense; the rewards immeasurable. Fennell takes the reader inside these extreme experiences, all narrated with his trademark honesty and wit.
Having survived the immense privation and physical stresses of SAS selection, Fennell served in war zones and humanitarian operations around the world, from a medical deployment in East Africa to facing down Somali pirate ships in the Gulf of Aden. Yet conquering his addiction to the adrenalised lifestyle of the Regiment in order to become a better husband and father would be his greatest test of all.
Thrilling, insightful and inspirational, WARRIOR TRAINING takes you into the very heart of the Australian SAS.