Summary

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.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Aaron on 04-04-17

Cracking listen!

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!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 08-06-17

Brilliant and entertaining first hand account

No B.S. or bravado just a sensational and significant first hand account of a chapter in military history

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dylan on 14-06-18

buy it right now

loved it

made 10 hours seem like nothing
was trying to no listen while at home and save for work but was very hard to hold back! i wanted more!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-05-18

a fantastic ride!!!!!

really enjoyed this one. some fine gents here. thanks Tommy for your service from America. It's well written and wonderfully narrated. Well done

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