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From a time when our military did good........
on 19 March 2004
I knew very little of the events surrounding the British deployment to Sierra Leone. I couldn't have pointed to it on a map, save to say it was in Africa. Having read this book, I now feel that I know a hell of a lot more about the subject. Anyone who's read OPERATION CERTAIN DEATH by Damien Lewis may be slightly put off by this books more in depth look at the politics and international viewpoints, but these really flesh out the conflict and subsequent hostage rescue story. Not as fast paced or testosterone heavy as Lewis's book, but these are clearly books written in totally different styles for different audiences. The title is a little misleading, as although the rescue is a theme of the book, the overall story is of the savage conflict, and the pathetic (and often hypocritical) international (i.e UN) response.