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5.0 out of 5 stars The only Gulf War worth reading!
Not a literary classic but a very good collection of accounts from the Jocks that were actually there when the balloon went up (including the author!). If you have ever wondered why one would choose the profession of solider then this is the book to read. The author captures the esprit de corps and camaraderie between men in battle ... along with the lighter side of...
Published on 15 Jan 2001 by iain.johnstone@forwardcontrol.com

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3.0 out of 5 stars Factual, immediate and exciting glimpse of life at war
This is a blow by blow account written in a "fly on the wall" manner of an Infantry Battalion sent from Germany to Saudi in order to expell Iraq fron Kuwait. It is written in an unusual style which joins together snippets of interviews from officers and men alike and it reports it as it was said. There are no brave and grand statements here. This is what...
Published on 26 Oct 1999


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only Gulf War worth reading!, 15 Jan 2001
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iain.johnstone@forwardcontrol.com (The home of The Royal Scots, Edinburgh, Scotland) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Royal Scots in the Gulf (The Royal Regiment on Operation Granby 1990-1991) (Hardcover)
Not a literary classic but a very good collection of accounts from the Jocks that were actually there when the balloon went up (including the author!). If you have ever wondered why one would choose the profession of solider then this is the book to read. The author captures the esprit de corps and camaraderie between men in battle ... along with the lighter side of living in the back of a Warrior AFV. The best account of battle during Operation Granby (Desert Storm).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Factual, immediate and exciting glimpse of life at war, 26 Oct 1999
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This review is from: Royal Scots in the Gulf (The Royal Regiment on Operation Granby 1990-1991) (Hardcover)
This is a blow by blow account written in a "fly on the wall" manner of an Infantry Battalion sent from Germany to Saudi in order to expell Iraq fron Kuwait. It is written in an unusual style which joins together snippets of interviews from officers and men alike and it reports it as it was said. There are no brave and grand statements here. This is what makes it so valuable. Rupert Smith said "I am becoming less certain exactly when I began to know what I know now". That is why this is different : it was written based on testimony that has not had time to benefit from hinsdsight. It will prove to be an important research tool in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars exellent reading, 10 Jun 2002
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briamch@aol.com (glasgow scotland) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Royal Scots in the Gulf (The Royal Regiment on Operation Granby 1990-1991) (Hardcover)
as im one of the soldiers in the book i found it really goods reading it as to see how the other companies fought the war and to see the maps of the areas we covered it was really really interesting
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good BOOK, 4 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Royal Scots in the Gulf (The Royal Regiment on Operation Granby 1990-1991) (Hardcover)
Having been with this Regiment , i can confirm its was hard , well done to all that are in book
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