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A glimpse into the world of private contractors in Iraq
on 22 September 2015
It took me a little while to get into this book. It mainly describes what it's like to be a PMC (private military contractor) inside Iraq in the mid 2000's. Simon mostly describes his time guarding convoys through the chaotic roads of post war Iraq, dodging bullets from US troops and insurgents alike. If like me your interested in the Foreign Legion, there is around 60 pages covering a couple of deployments in Africa and flashbacks to his para reg training on Corsica. This is not told in chronicologcal order and was brief but interesting. There are also some humorous anecdotes along the way. At the end the author says he has another book in him, well I for one would like to hear more about his Northern Ireland days and the 10years he spent in the Legion.