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Heat of Battle, 28 Sept. 2010
Great read - this is not a dry military history ("meanwhile A Platoon took Objective A, while B Platoon took Objective B etc etc) , instead it introduces you to the participants, fleshes them out, and then gets you right into the heat of battle alongside them. Thus you sympathise with their dilemmas,decision making and daily routine, and each death or injury hits home. But nor is it an Andy McNab "I grabbed the GPMG and blew away 50 ragheads, their entrails splattering my night vision goggles" testosterone - fest.
Really a form of micro - history, and therefore very different from most books of this kind - perhaps the closest comparison is "Junior Officers' Reading Club", but without the occasionally irritating style of that book. Highly recommended.