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A Vivid Blast of Memories form Iraq, 2 April 2006
Another winner from Prof Richard Holmes, telling the tale of the PWRR Battle Group's work in Iraq in 2004. Told largely in the soldiers own words, this book gives a real insight into the life of a modern soldier on an operational tour. The down-to-earth language of soldiers of the British Army conveys the atmosphere of the fighting and the tension of the peace without glorification or trying to bullshit the reader. As someone who was there I can testify to the truth of the accounts, and assure you that the memories came flooding back.