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'A vivid, searing account of a life at war.’ BEAR GRYLLS
This is a true story. The events depicted took place during the last decade in an unnamed warzone. The names and locations have been redacted to protect the security of those involved and the practices of the British Special Forces. Out of respect for the KIA and survivors, everything else has been told as it happened…
Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions.
Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service, to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military, and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end.
Unflinchingly honest, Battle Scars is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: a chronicle of operational bravery, and of superhuman courage on and off the battlefield.
'The most important book you’ll ever read… Battle Scars will save lives.' TOM MARCUS, author of SOLDIER SPY
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Such a good read! Fascinating to learn about the man behind the tv personality and the struggles he’s faced and overcome. Brilliant
Recommend this book to anyone but especially to those affected by mental health issues (most people are). I really found this book a comfort in time of need, having had my own experience of PTSD. Jason Fox is so brave for putting everything down in writing and setting a real example of how people really can survive the lowest of the lows. Many thanks.
Jason Fox Battle scars
Brilliant book and well written. I take my hat off to all our armed forces past and present. It’s opened my eyes and mind to how to help my mates who are ex forces and I could see they were struggling but not really knowing what to do.
The book definitely puts a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye when I realised some mates were behaving exactly like you Jason. And I didn’t realise why