By Hamish Ross
Even through SAS criteria this is often the tale of a good warrior.
On the purpose of being demobbed from the SAS, Fred Marafono was once recruited via David Stirling for his inner most defense corporation. After Stirling’s dying, Fred came upon himself in the middle of Sierra Leone’s Blood Diamond wars, and shaped an unbreakable bonding with the country’s champion of democracy, leader Hinga Norman, whose management and tragic demise are crucial to the story.
Fred was once recruited by means of Simon Mann for the best of all inner most army businesses in Africa, govt results. Fewer than 2 hundred of them defeated the rebels of their strongholds. via political weak spot, govt results have been made to depart the rustic, and chaos ensued. devoted males like Hinga Norman and British excessive Commissioner Peter Penfold observed that during the absence of army dedication from the west, simply excessive quality mercenaries might win the struggle to revive democracy: 3 of them stored an essential air bridge open - ‘What God deserted, those defended’. Fred’s ultimate motion used to be assisting the SAS of their significant hostage free up, ‘Operation Barras.’
Peter Penfold sums all of it up within the book’s foreword, writing of the, ‘confidence, belief and admiration i've got for this impressive man.’