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Sniper One: On Scope and Under Siege with a Sniper Team in Iraq Mass Market Paperback – April 26, 2011
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I pity the fool who gets in SGT Dan Mills crosshairs.Recommended for all military history enthusiasts.
The soldiers are constantly living under the barrage of mortar fire at temperatures of up to fifty-degrees, and surrounded by very heavily armed militias. It also provides some great photographs of the compound, the surrounding area, and of the soldiers themselves.
This book is incredibly inspiring and I have complete and utter respect for all the soldiers fighting for the security of Iraq. To be honest I am not doing any justice to this book with this review, it is that good.
Whatever the views you may have of the Iraq war, this book is a MUST read.
Mills gives an ever so brief account of his life before going to Iraq. The build up was almost movie-esque as Mills leads you towards the climax with teasing tidbits about conflict elsewhere compared to their peaceful existence in Iraq. This is soon shattered as Mills' patrol accidentally parks next to the Iraqi insurgency headquarters. From there on the fighting grew more and more intense. Just as quickly as the fighting started, though, it seemed to die down as the Brits finally took things on the offensive and showed the Iraqi fighters what they are capable of. This seemed to quiet things down some. They even got to take a leisurely swim in their swimming pool. This is where Mills memoir shines. The conflict erupted again, completely surrounding the British in their compound. RPGs and AK47s were constantly bombarding them, not too mention mortar rounds dropping on them at all times of the day.
Mills does an expert job of describing the action as it ebbed and flowed. Just as you though the fighting was done it would erupt with more intensity. When one all out attack ended you learn it was just a probe to see how the British responded, leading to the even bigger assault on the complex. Mills drops in some exciting anecdotes throughout, constantly showing the reader what its like in a war torn city on an everyday basis.Read more ›
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This is one of the best war books I have read. A real life shoot 'em up in hostile territory which highlights the atrocious conditions these men had to fight under while being... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cyril Smith
Thoroughly enjoyed this first-hand account of the British siege of Al Amarah and what they went through to hold that position. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anna Erishkigal
Iraq from a British perspective. It is written from a soldiers point of view. The book shows the bravery and dedication of these soldiersPublished 11 months ago by Rockofinder
Excellent record of the details of actions. Well written from an informative & knowledgeable series of wartime experiences, & indicates the methods by which the discipline,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by rrs000
Excellent book. Really does take you into the heart of battle from a first person perspective. If you are looking for military memoirs, this is one to read.Published 14 months ago by Alex Dolphin