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Dusty warriors : modern soldiers at war

Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: London : HarperPress, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, foremost military historian Richard Holmes has drawn on testimonies of officers and soldiers of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, of which he is Colonel, to capture in detail the day-to-day experience of soldiering. Their words are illustrated with digital photos taken by the soldiers themselves. Embroiled in a conflict often too dangerous for reporters to cover, these men and women - most of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Holmes
ISBN: 0007212844 9780007212842
OCLC Number: 62760657
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 385 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Thin red line --
2. A tour like no other --
3. Into the crucible --
4. Taking the strain --
5. Round one --
6. Round two --
7. Looking back, looking forward.
Responsibility: Richard Holmes.

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Our foremost military historian offers us a compelling and at times terrifying account of what it means to be a contemporary soldier, written in the words of the men and women of his regiment who are  Read more...

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`Richard Holmes is a first-rate writer and with this exciting, affectionate account of his regiment at war he has set a standard for other military authors to aspire to.' Daily Mail `...the Read more...

 
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