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This book by David Blakeley, who was Second in Command of the little-known Pathfinders unit, looks set to be the outstanding special forces patrol account of the Second Gulf War ' in the way that Bravo Two Zero was of the First.
At the start of the war, Pathfinders were tasked to recce an airfield deep into Iraq at Qalat Sikar and facilitate a PARA landing. But the high command wouldn't allow them to use their unique HALO, High Altitude Low Opening, capability to reach the airfield; so, under Blakeley's command, a patrol of nine men travelling in three jeeps moved at night through the US Marines' forward position at Nasiriyah to penetrate 150 kilometres behind enemy lines. According… Read more