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Tunnel Rats vs the Taliban

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Maps of Afghanistan and Uruzgan province List of abbreviations and acronyms Foreword by Major General John Cantwell AO, DSC (Ret'd) Prologue: The Tunnel Rat legacy Introduction: Sappers in Afghanistan 1: Operation Salaam 2: The rise of the Taliban 3: Hunting bin Laden 4: Follow the sapper 5: Live . . . move . . . fight 6: Backyard Blitz 7: Moving on 8: Special ops and local cops 9: On patrol with special forces 10: Under fire 11: Holding ground 12: Taking on a tech killer 13: The horror of war 14: Clear, hold, build 15: All change 16: Front-line females 17: Heavy duties 18: The dogs of war 19: The 'good' war 20: Hard yards and Hescos 21: Life and death with special forces 22: Moving targets 23: Into Helmand 24: Building relationships 25: The Day of the Well 26: 21st-century Tunnel Rats 27: Fatal attraction 28: Trainers and turncoats 29: Wounded warriors 30: Was it worth it? Afterword: Beating the retreat Glossary Acknowledgements Further reading

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The extraordinary story of Australian sappers on the frontlines of the war in Afghanistan.

About the Author

JIMMY THOMSON is a journalist, author and screenwriter. He is the author of Snitch, Watto and Wendell Sailor: Crossing the line, and co- wrote Tunnel Rats and A Sappers' War with Sandy MacGregor. As a young captain SANDY MACGREGOR, a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, commanded the original Tunnel Rats of 3 Field Troop in Vietnam and was awarded the Military Cross. He served in the Army for 30 years, finishing as a colonel in the Reserves.


Extraordinary... Inspiring and action packed. * Queensland Times * Colonel Sandy McGregor knows his stuff. * Herald Sun *

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