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5.0 out of 5 stars Get it, read it, share it!, 25 Mar 2011
This review is from: Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Real Story of Britain's War in Afghanistan (Hardcover)
Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Real Story of Britain's War in Afghanistan

After all the hype and furore surrounding this book, I was worried that this book would not live up to it's infamy. I was also worried, that the now famous buy and burn incident, would rip the heart out of the book and this would be just another military biography/account, of which there are plenty on the market. This is not the case.

Dead Men Risen has lived up to the hype. Written in an honest and easy to read manner, this book has something for everyone. If you want an honest and moving account of the war in Afghanistan, the life of a soldier or even if it is to revel in the fact that in all probability the MOD do not want you to read it, then this is the book for you.

I may be biased (my names in the book), but this is truly the best military book I have read. The first book I have read that really puts the soldiers story across in a way that they would be proud of. It does the armed forces and the Welsh Guards battalion in particular the justice it deserves.

In the space of a few pages this story will have you laughing, crying and shaking your head in anger. Whether or not you agree with the politics surrounding the war in Afghanistan, or you have no knowledge of the subject matter contained in it. This book makes up for it in abundance with the pure heartfelt emotions you will feel for the soldiers involved, and will be enlightened by the accurate but easy to understand information contained.

All credit to the author, who obviously did his research, for the entertaining and informative way that it is written. I love this book and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Initial post: 30 Apr 2011 03:33:49 BDT
I. Buchan says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Sep 2011 14:43:48 BDT
Xland says:
"What a totally pointless review!"
Followed by your meaningless diatribe, it was a comment on a review and NOT a review itself. Children being raped? Seriously? You, quite literally, are a moron but I will satisfy my rather childish side by saying to you: Your tax money helped us to do whatever your small brain and large (and clearly very hard working) imagination thinks the British and US forces did. So thanks. Unless you dont pay taxes?? Quite possible.

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prick

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Appia says:
I wish comments were not deleted however offensive they may be. Now I don't know what this comment is referring to. The original review or one of the deleted comments. Can you help?
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