Year of publication: 2009
Stephen Grey OPERATION SNAKEBITE The Explosive True Story of an Afghan Desert Siege Both the American and the British forces guaranteed to me they knew what they were doing, and I made the mistake of listening to them. And when they came in, the Taliban came. Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan TASK FORCE HELMAND OCTOBER 2007 Authors Note War is organized chaos. It involves men and women who have to make decisions about the lives of others under conditions of great stress. What follows is ...
Keywords: Afghanistan Airborne British Army Paras
Year of publication: 2012
Alex Duncan SWEATING THE METAL Flying Under Fire A Chinook Pilots Blistering Account of Life, Death and Dust in Afghanistan To my wife Alison, and my boys Guy and Max Destiny chose me to fly the sky, since conception in the womb, While nurtured by my mothers breast, I had a duty to assume. For I have flown past heavens door, to places youve not seen, Constantly lived my boyhood dreams, in the places I have been. Ive flown the depths of darkness, by the light from stars alone, I am utterly ...
Year of publication: 2012
Dakota Meyer INTO THE FIRE A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War The battle of Ganjigal resulted in the largest loss of American advisors, the highest number of distinguished awards for valor, and the most controversial investigations for dereliction of duty in the entire Afghanistan war. This is the story of a man who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery in that battle. Introduction ALONG THE AFGHAN-PAKISTAN BORDER Summer 2009 Lt. Mike Johnson, our ...
Year of publication: 2010
Sergeant Paul Bommer Grahame and Damien Lewis FIRE STRIKE 79 For Corporal Paul Sandy Sandford and Guardsman Daryl Hickey, gone but not forgotten And for all the British and Allied soldiers who have lost their lives in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan Honour the fallen Merebimur We shall be worthy Viret in Aeternum It flourishes for ever Regimental mottos of The Light Dragoons Stand Firm and Strike Hard Regimental motto of 2 MERCIAN ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Very special thanks to my then commanding ...
Year of publication: 2011
Rodric Braithwaite AFGANTSY The Russians in Afghanistan 197989 As she lay dying Jill said to me, with all her customary firmness, that I was not even to think of following her until I had finished this book. It is dedicated to her courageous and generous spirit. MAPS Map 1: Afghanistan, 197989 Map 2: Kabul in 1980 Map 3: Storming the Palace Map 4: The Pandsher Valley AUTHORS NOTE Afganets plural: Afgantsy: An inhabitant of Afghanistan a hot sand-laden south-west wind a veteran of the Soviet war. ...
Keywords: Afghanistan USSR