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Read it & absorb it
on 1 August 2017
Okay, let's get one thing out the way to start with, there could have been a better editing process & there are a couple of typos. A few other reviews have slayed this book because of this.
That said, I'd say to make your own mind up. The story's deeper than most accounts I've seen ot it & should easily be given a chance if you want something that's written grittily as a near eye-witness account of what happened. I personally know one of the men named in the book & a friend knows another, so as far as recollections of the battle go, there's a great amount of detail involved here & the author (who was there) has tried to account for the events from all sides, both at Mirbat, the Jebel & Salalah.
In addition, there's a great deal of background & history of the campaign that led up to this key battle, not to mention that such a critical engagement swung on the balance of a few basic things: the British 25-pounder, a GMPG, some SLR's & one HELL of a lot of grit from some of the best this country has to offer.
So do excuse the typos, a little repetition (because, after all, we ALL have a few phrases that we use habitually, right?) & let the words tell you the story from the eyes of one who was there.