We all saw it at once. Half a dozen voices screamed, 'Grenade!' simultaneously. Then everything went into slow motion. The grenade took an age to travel through its 20 metre arc. A dark, small oval-shaped package of misery the size of a peach....
April 2004: Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers flew into Southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives.
Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained firefight British troops had faced for over 50 years.
This awe-inspiring account tells of total war in throat-burning winds and 50-degree heat, blasted by mortars and surrounded by heavily armed militias. For six months they fought alone: isolated, besieged and under constant enemy fire. Their heroic stand was a modern-day Rorke's Drift.
©2007 Dan Mills (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.
having been to Iraq on challenger 2 I can relate to this book. I knew the cimic story already but brilliant to hear it first hand. My only issue was with the way he said "gimpy" it's pronounced as "jimpy" unless PWRR called it that I don't know but we knew it as "jimpy" still a top book!
Very tense listen all the way through. And amazing story of some amazing soldiers. I can totally recommend this audio book!
Wot an excellent book, read this when first published an was very impressed with the brutal honesty. Really pleased it's now on audible. Any body interested in modern war fare an wot it was like for our troops in Iraq then will find this a real eye opener.. well read. Please add more title's like this.....
By far the best British military account ive listened to.
If you enjoyed American Sniper, Bullet Magnet, Among You, Apache, Bravo Two Zero etc then you must try this one... its simply brilliant!
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