C.Q.B.: Close Quarter Battle

Author(s): Mike Curtis

Other Wars

Mike Curtis, a former coal miner and likely Welsh rugby international, served with 2 Para in the Falklands before going on to join the SAS. In this book Curtis, describes his gruelling experiences in the Falklands and some of his SAS operations. Curtis talks about Goose Green, the first land battle of the Falklands conflict. The outcome there was to set the tone for the remainder of the war, affect international opinion, and morale and determination of both armies. The first of his SAS operations that Curtis details took place in Iraq where he spent several weeks behind enemy lines. The second, in Bosnia, Curtis found himself working closely with all factions and leading a protection team guarding visiting heads of state.


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A breathtakingly exciting SAS autobiography packed with incident and drama.

"Well paced, tightly written... an excellent book... genuinely outsanding" Daily Mail

Born and bred in the valleys, Mike Curtis followed his schoolmates down the pit at the age of sixteen. He decided, however, to break the mould and applied to join the Parachute Regiment in 1979. Enlisted in 2 Para, he served in Northern Ireland and then went out to the Falkland Islands. He joined the SAS in 1986.

General Fields

  • : 9780552144650SECB
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Corgi Books
  • : June 1998
  • : 178mm X 105mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 356.167092
  • : 544
  • : 16pp colour & b&w photographs
  • : Mike Curtis
  • : Paperback