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3 Commando Brigade

By Ewen Southby-Tailyour

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 28 May 2009
The 3 Commando Brigade's six month deployment in Helmand Province was among the finest pieces of soldiering I have come across' General Sir Richard Dannett, Chief of General Staff In October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month tour of duty in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan the toughest and hottest war zone on earth. After the tactical retreat of their predecessors, the Paras, the Marines knew they would have to take a different approach to have any chance of success. So they took the war to the enemy. Roving and aggressive, the Commandos forced the insurgent Taliban on to the back foot. As a result, they were involved in daily fire fights of an intensity not encountered by British troops since North Korea. 3 Commando Brigade is a thrilling first-hand account of that dogged, heroic pursuit of the Taliban by the ordinary Marines, sailors and soldiers responsible. It is a story of valour, fortitude, supreme physical and mental fitness, and unrivalle

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A heartstopping account of the men of 3 Commando and the six months of brutal combat they faced in Afghanistan

About the Author

Ewen Southby-Tailyour is a military historian and retired Royal Marines Lieutenant Colonel. He has seen action in the Middle East himself, leading Commando troops in Aden, and Arab and Baluchi troops in Dhofar - for which he was awarded the Sultan of Muscat's Bravery Medal. He also fought in the Falklands war for which he was appointed an OBE. As a trusted insider he has had full access to the men who make up 3 Commando Brigade.

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"Masterly... To say that the story is 'action-packed' is an understatement" * HRH Prince Philip *

EAN: 9780091926960
ISBN: 0091926963
Publisher: Ebury Press
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.1 centimetres (0.24 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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