• A Handful of Hard Men

  • The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia
  • By: Hannes Wessels
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 08-08-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.6 (76 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry.
In the fight, he showed himself to be a military maestro. A bush-lore genius, blessed with uncanny instincts and an unbridled determination to close with the enemy, he had no peers as a combat-tracker (and there was plenty of competition). But the Rhodesian theater was a fluid and volatile one in which he performed in almost every imaginable fighting role.
After 12 years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe. When the guns went quiet, Watt had won all his battles but lost the war. In this fascinating biography, we learn that in his twilight years, he is now concerned with saving wildlife on a continent where they are in continued danger and devoting himself to both the fauna and African people he cares so deeply about.
©2015 Hannes Wessels (P)2017 Tantor
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By Amazon Customer on 08-29-17

A Handful of Great Stories

This was an excellent conglomeration of stories from the Rhodesian SAS. Narration, not so lively.

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By Cubichefrommiami on 12-15-17

Exceptional story telling

Loved the book. It goes into very good detail which keeps you hooked. Sad story about how a country was sold out by the Brits, shame on Thatcher, kerrington and the rest of the vile Brits.

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By Kendo nagassaki on 12-12-17

excellent

a jungle war classic..from someone who knows
a much unreported war. .a lot of people would be alive if they had been allowed to succeed

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By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

Excellent insight

Excellent insight into a fascinating bit of history and some very brave and professional soldiers.

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By Clive Roberts on 11-27-17

finally a story captured so eloquently.

a narrative through the Rhodesian war period well documented. Captured through the journey by a true War hero.
just a shame the publishers couldn't get a narrator who could pronounce the names and places correctly.

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By RietzF on 01-29-18

Terrible performance

Couldn’t tell if I was listening to a true story or an overly performed fan fiction.

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