3 Commando Brigade by Ewen Southby-Tailyour

By Ewen Southby-Tailyour

'The three Commando Brigade's six month deployment in Helmand Province was once the most effective items of soldiering i've got come across' normal Sir Richard Dannett, leader of common Staff

In October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month travel of accountability in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan - the hardest and most well-liked conflict area in the world. After the tactical retreat in their predecessors, the Paras, the Marines knew they might need to take a special method of have any probability of good fortune. so that they took the conflict to the enemy. Roving and competitive, the Commandos compelled the rebel Taliban directly to the again foot. therefore, they have been focused on day-by-day fireplace fights of an depth now not encountered through British troops given that North Korea.

3 Commando Brigade is an exciting first-hand account of that dogged, heroic pursuit of the Taliban by means of the normal Marines, sailors and infantrymen liable. it's a tale of valour, fortitude, superb actual and psychological health, and unrivalled professionalism lower than the main checking out of situations. The account explodes from the 1st web page with Operation Glacier, a picture, no-holds-barred account of a Commando assault on a key Taliban base south of Garmsir - a conflict that ends with the dramatic restoration of a Corporal's physique from along the fortress through Apache helicopters. From this starting salvo the motion by no means shall we up, supplying a startlingly sincere account of the warfare in Afghanistan as instructed by way of the junior officials, corporals and marines at the floor.

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