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Prepared: The 8 Secret Skills of an Ex-IDF Special Forces Operator That Will Keep You Safe - Basic Guide

Learn the 8 secret skills of an Ex-IDF Special Forces operator that will keep you safe and prepare you for any situation - from a street mugging all the way to a full blown global catastrophe!



"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you."

Joseph Heller, Catch-22



This is a great start to becoming more prepared for any situation. Our world is truly strange that so many good and helpful people find themselves preyed upon by the criminal elements. In case of an emergency or a catastrophe those odds may become even worst.



My name is Roy Shepard and I'm a former IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) Special Forces Operator. During my military service, I took part in countless missions behind enemy lines and later trained young cadets as a Master Sergeant. I specialize in weapons training, stealth and camouflage, and Krav-Maga. I've been in active reserve duty for the past 20 years and spent much of that time formulating and implementing defense strategies and drills in military bases all over Israel. Highly trained in martial arts, I specialize in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, and Russian Systema--with both hand-to-hand combat and melee weapon handling. I am also an expert marksman with both close-quarters and long-range weapons.



The IDF is one of the most effective militaries in the world with proven strategies and tactics that have kept Israel safe for the last 70 years. The harsh reality is that Israel is a small country surrounded by hostile nations that have been intent on destroying it since it was formed in 1948. The IDF has defended Israel in eight full-out wars and fended off many incursions and terrorist attacks.



The skills that I'm about to share with you are the same ones used by the IDF Special Forces Operators to stay safe in hostile situations and will allow you to do so as well. Be it fending off a mugger in a dark parking lot or surviving a post-catastrophe scenario.



The reality is that we are always only moments away from danger and knowing the exact step-by-step response can be the difference between life, injury, or even death. Using the knowledge in this book you will learn how to avoid, escape, or survive numerous dangerous situations using minimal effort.



The number one thing you must remember is that being efficient can save your life. If you don't take steps to conserve your energy, you will get tired very quickly and may lose the battle. Professional fighters can hold a full combat event for a few seconds and after that they rely solely on technique to survive and accomplish the mission.



This book will teach you eight of the most effective techniques to stay safe:

1. Situational awareness

2. Tactical relocation

3. Planning for emergencies

4. Survival self-defense

5. Team roles

6. Communications

7. Fitness

8. Survival tools



I look forward to seeing you as part of our community at Prepper Legend and hope you enjoy this book at least as much as I enjoyed writing it.



And above all else stay safe!



Your friend always,



Roy Shepard



The Holocaust

This 12-hour free course examined the Holocaust, historical arguments surrounding it, whether it is unique and why it happened as and when it did.

Hitler's Secret Atomic Bomb

This book asks a simple question. Did Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party he led create an Atomic bomb during World War 2? If the answer is yes, could it have been used against the allies.

Absolute proof exists that Nazi Germany was actively trying to create atomic an weapon. But only circumstantial evidence exists that the Nazis managed to create and test a weapon.

Tom Kane, whose father was a Nazi hunter at the end of World War 2, examines the truth and the hearsay and comes to a disturbing conclusion.

Their Lives Before Us

Conflict, Security and the Reshaping of Society (Open Access): The Civilization of War (Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security)

Examines the effect of contemporary wars (such as the 'War on Terror') on civil life at a global level. This title shows how 'war' and 'security' tend to exchange targets and forms of action as well as personnel (for instance, the use of private contractors in wars and of military experts in the 'struggle for security') in modern society.

Hamfist Over The Trail: The Air Combat Adventures of Hamilton "Hamfist" Hancock: Volume 1

It's 1968. Hamilton Hancock is on the fast track to become a fighter pilot. He is slated to fly an F-100, F-105 or F-4 in Vietnam. Then, the "needs of the service" intervenes, and he is assigned to fly one of the smallest, slowest aircraft in the Air Force inventory, the O-2A. Hamilton becomes a Forward Air Controller (FAC) in Vietnam, and picks up the nickname "Hamfist." While Hamfist flies in air combat over the Ho Chi Minh Trail and battles an enemy gunner with a deadly record, on the ground he must also battle his inner fears and personal demons. Inspired by actual events. Contains strong language.

My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy during the First World War

This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, the captain of the HMS Canopus between 1914-1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914-1918 series and is based on a series of articles Grant wrote for the Naval Review in the 1920s.

It is published primarily to be of interest to those seeking more details about particular aspects of the war at sea. Grant never intended it to be a great work of naval literature, but a work of historic record.

For the first two years of the war HMS Canopus had as eventful a time as any ship in the Royal Navy, being involved at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.

As captain of the ship, Grant's account, based on his service reports and diary, is a valuable source for those wanting to know more about such key naval events of the First World War.

The report of his conversations with Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock sheds a valuable light on events at Coronel, while his description of the measures taken on land to defend the Falkland Islands details an important aspect of the battle often overlooked in accounts which focus primarily on the battle at sea.

The Canopus also played a critical role at the Dardanelles, getting further up the Straits than any other Allied ship, and Grant's sceptical perspective from inside the higher echelons of the Royal Navy adds further grist, if more were needed, to critics of the campaign. Later his account of the role of the navy in the Smyrna patrol and the subsequent operations against the Turkish coast following the evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula provide a fascinating view into this frequently forgotten aspect of the conflict.

With the kind permission of the Naval Review, I have brought together all of Grant's articles and reproduced them in a single volume to make them more easily accessible. I have also added the account given by Commander Philip J. Stopford of the Canopus which also appeared in the Naval Review. Stopford's account is much shorter and considerably less interesting than Grant's, but it does offer some additional insights.

To War in Style (Short Story)

In the January of 1973 we in the Defense Attache Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. President Nixon had declared his Southeast Asia policy of Vietnamization was succeeding. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and that included air assets as well as the ground troops. Yet we had authorized air support until August 15.

"Over There" with the Australians

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LETTERS FROM THE SOMME

"Miles of devastation and deserted villages and shell-holes. The ground is just as it was left. Rifles with the bayonets fixed lie as they were dropped; limbers smashed and half-buried by shell-fire; perforated shrapnel helmets - German and British; equipment, boots, ammunitions, stretchers, derelict aeroplanes, and tanks."

Rowland Feilding served on the Western Front between 1915 and 1918. Whilst on active service, he wrote to his wife regularly. He promised his wife that his letters home would be honest about life (and death) on the front line. The result is an extraordinary set of war letters.

Feilding took part in the first and second battles of the Somme, as well as the dramatic British retreat during the German "spring offensive". His letters are important eyewitness accounts, and Letters from the Somme will be of interest to anybody who wants to know what the British Army went through on the Somme.

World War One: The Unheard Stories of Soldiers on the Western Front Battlefields: First World War stories as told by those who fought in WW1 battles (Soldier Stories of World War 1 Book 2)

This collection of heroic soldier's stories relays sobering accounts of combat on the Western Front during the First World War.

Evocative and vivid descriptions of the early stages of the conflict populate these pages, from which the reader can gain lessons of the conditions of the stagnant front.

Originally published in 1915, the set of tales within this book offer sobering accounts from various battlefields which took place during the early stages of the war. Although the war was not even halfway over by the time these stories found publication, the horrors of the conflict were already a fact of life, with casualties rapidly mounting on both sides.

At that time public opinion hadn't yet fully turned against the war, and in Britain - the nationality of all the soldiers here - the need for showing progress was essential to sustain civilian and military morale. All of the soldiers in these pages were already serving in their regiments, or had volunteered for service, when the war commenced. They were commonly professional soldiers, possessed of a natural - even ingrained - patriotism, and more accepting of the official narrative than the increasingly sceptical and fearful citizenry back home. There is however no doubt that many were already disillusioned, and that the stories here are taken from an already thinning group of soldiers still possessed of some shred of belief in the war as a noble, or even glorious, conflict.

Despite the mood which underpins the pages here, one can read between the lines for a picture. The stories are honest: thing got worse between those elated first weeks wherein the French welcomed their allies so gladly, and the war that was to be over by Christmas 1914 was nowhere near ending, and it is in these stories that we witness the germinal seeds of disillusion and hatred of conflict. The majority of the illustrations which originally accompanied these accounts prioritise the heroism of their subjects, while a few offer a toned down presentation of the horrific battlefields.

In this modern edition, we include a number of relevant photographic illustrations alongside the original drawings which accompanied the stories when they were first published. While the imagery of World War I is generally quite ingrained in our minds, these supplementary pictures are designed as on-the-spot reminders of how war was more than a century ago, as well as to provide demonstration of the weapons and technology of the era.

War Letters 1914–1918, Vol. 2: From a Midshipman at Sea with the Royal Navy during the First World War

This is the second book in the War Letters 1914-1918 series. It is based on the letters of sixteen-year-old Philip Malet de Carteret, a midshipman with the Royal Navy who sailed with HMS Canopus during the First World War.

As with all the books in the War Letters 1914-1918 series, the letters are accompanied by extensive notes which add detail, context and colour. They include not only comments on naval matters, but on a wide range of very different aspects of the men's lives.

In almost all cases, the notes provide direct links to resources that are freely available online. The links don't include Wikipedia (which can be easily accessed using the search facility in the Kindle), but they do include ships' logs, war memoirs, naval training manuals, official histories, documentary films and much, much more. They permit any reader who wants to, to embark on their own journey of historical exploration and discovery by delving even more deeply into many more aspects of the war.

Philip's letters describe his experience of the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands and his time at the Dardanelles/Gallipoli before his death at the Battle of Jutland aboard the Queen Mary.

Despite his young age, his letters demonstrate a remarkable maturity, and give a fascinating insight in to what life was like for the young men who played such an important part in the major naval encounters of the First World War.

At the request of Philip's family, 50% of all profits from this book are being donated to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

With the Immortal Seventh Division

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One Young Man: The Simple and True Story of a Clerk who Enlisted in 1914, who Fought on The Western Front for Nearly two Years, was Severely Wounded ... Somme, and is now on his way Back to his Desk

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An Onlooker in France, 1917-1919

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The Supplies For the Confederate Army, how They Were Obtained in Europe and how Paid For

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Forty-Six Years in the Army

Letters of the Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie (Commanding 1st Battn. Royal Irish Rifles)dated November 4th 1914-March 11th 1915

Lang- eng, Pages 134 It is the reproduction of the original edition published long back x. Hardcover with sewing binding with glossy laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, professionally processed without changing its contents.We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Print on Demand.