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Books for junior army officers

Ed "A British Army Officer"
 
The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan (Soviet Russian Study of War)
The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan (Soviet Russian Study of War)
"Experiences of Soviet Junior Officers in Afghanistan.  Very relevent to current operations in Afghanistan."
We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
"The chaos of pitched battle, the difficulties of C2 and mobility and the importance of intelligence"
By Tank into Normandy (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
By Tank into Normandy (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
"Detailed portrayal of armoured troop leading in combat"
Fighting Fit: Complete SAS Fitness Training Handbook
Fighting Fit: Complete SAS Fitness Training Handbook
"Excellent guide to improving personal fitness with military aims in mind"
Jane's Chem-bio Handbook International 2002
Jane's Chem-bio Handbook International 2002
"Vital reference guide for CBRN and TIC issues in contemporary operating environment and UK Ops, should be in every CBRN cell battle-box"
18 Platoon
18 Platoon
"On the Sandhurst reading list and with good reason"
The Arab Mind
The Arab Mind
"The best book I could find to help me (as a westerner) understand Iraqi thinking"
Islam For Dummies
Islam For Dummies
"Good for understanding the basics of Islam and the various traditions within"
Jarhead: A Solder's Story of Modern War
Jarhead: A Solder's Story of Modern War
"Personal view of operations from a soldiers point of view, warts and all"
Achtung Panzer!: The Development of Tank Warfare (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
Achtung Panzer!: The Development of Tank Warfare (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
"Great guide to manouevrist thinking and the conceptual component"
Knight's Cross: Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Knight's Cross: Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
"Interesting guide to leadership and readable history, Beware of the long screw-driver!"
Flashman (The Flashman Papers)
Flashman (The Flashman Papers)
"Soldiering in a more civilised era, whole Flashman series is required reading for any self respecting young army officer!"
Secret Soldiers: Special Forces And The War Against Terrorism: Special Forces in the War Against Terrorism (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
Secret Soldiers: Special Forces And The War Against Terrorism: Special Forces in the War Against Terrorism (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
"This is a fantastic history of the evolution of international terrorism since 1970 and the fight against it"
Brixmis: The Untold Exploits of Britain's Most Daring Cold War Spy Mission
Brixmis: The Untold Exploits of Britain's Most Daring Cold War Spy Mission
"Although not particularly useful from a professional point of view, fascinating"
The Operators: On the Streets with Britain's Most Secret Service (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
The Operators: On the Streets with Britain's Most Secret Service (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
"No idea how much truth there is in this book, but a great story none the less"
Devil's Guard
Devil's Guard
"Fascinating story which raises interesting questions relating to moral thresholds in the fight against insurgents.  Not necessarily ideal reading for soldiers and NCOs."
Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam
Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam
"Superb reading on COIN and asymetric warfare"
The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World
The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World
"Vital reading for any aspiring staff officer"
Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War
Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War
"A good illustration of contemporary operations, the Bn is shown in an unfairly favourable light (the author was Regimental Colonel), impression of: "we missed the war (TELIC 1) so we'll have our own""