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On the 16th June TV's Monty Halls will be at Gilbert White's House & Gardens to talk about his new book and tv series Commando.

'A truly incredible collection of stories of true heroism.' - Bear Grylls

Accompanying a 4-part BBC series, a character-led, all-access account of the work of the modern Royal Marine Commandos by celebrated former Marine Monty Halls. The Royal Marine Commandos have become a byword for elite raiding skills and cutting-edge military operations. They are globally renowned and yet widely misunderstood. With unique insight and authority, Commando captures the essence and heart of this revered military unit then and now, exploring their role patrolling the high seas and policing coastlines around the globe, revealing their rich history and what it means to win and wear the legendary green beret.
Former Royal Marine Monty Halls tells the real stories of extraordinary individuals through a period of historic global unrest: from high-profile drug busts at sea, to the Mountain Leaders iconic raids in the Falklands; from life-affirming recovery from injury, to ultra-events raising vast sums to support their brethren. With full and exclusive access to every level of the organisation, Monty Halls provides an enthralling behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the ‘Corps Family’, from the highest echelons right through to fresh-faced recruits and Royal Marine veterans.

Accompanying a major BBC series, Commando is an unforgettable glimpse into a rarefied world of danger, drama, and valour.

Praise for Commando:

'A barnstorming account of heroism and fortitude from individuals who epitomise the Commando ethos. It's
a splendid read.' - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
'Monty brings us a glimpse of what the green beret really means and the bonds it creates.' - Dan Snow
'This book is the epitome of those Commando qualities - courage, determination, unselfishness and
cheerfulness in the face of adversity.' - Aldo Kane