3 Commando Brigade

3 Commando Brigade

Ewen Southby-Tailyour


'The three Commando Brigade's six month deployment in Helmand Province used to be among the best items of soldiering i've got come across' basic Sir Richard Dannett, leader of basic Staff

In October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month journey of accountability in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan - the hardest and most popular warfare sector in the world. After the tactical retreat in their predecessors, the Paras, the Marines knew they'd need to take a special method of have any probability of luck. so that they took the battle to the enemy. Roving and competitive, the Commandos pressured the rebel Taliban directly to the again foot. therefore, they have been eager about day-by-day fireplace fights of an depth no longer encountered by means of British troops on account that North Korea.

3 Commando Brigade is an exciting first-hand account of that dogged, heroic pursuit of the Taliban through the normal Marines, sailors and infantrymen accountable. it's a tale of valour, fortitude, superb actual and psychological health, and unrivalled professionalism below the main checking out of conditions. The account explodes from the 1st web page with Operation Glacier, a photo, 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 castle through Apache helicopters. From this beginning salvo the motion by no means we could up, delivering a startlingly sincere account of the struggle in Afghanistan as instructed through the junior officials, corporals and marines at the flooring.

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