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Operation snakebite

Author: Stephen Grey
Publisher: London : Viking, 2009.
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While the author served as an embedded reporter with Company B, 2 Yorks in southern Afghanistan in 2007, he saw firsthand the chaos of battle during Operation Snakebite. The operation's mission was to secure Musa Qala, a town integral to the drug trade, from the Taliban. The author draws on more than 200 interviews with those involved in Britain's war in southern Afghanistan, to provide insight into the fighting on  Read more...
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Named Person: Stephen Grey; Stephen Grey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Grey
ISBN: 9780670917860 0670917869 9780670918348 0670918342 9780141038308 0141038306
OCLC Number: 298597963
Description: xv, 351 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : the eyewitness --
pt. 1. The rebellion. Desert of death --
Band of brothers --
The fort of Moses --
Among the Taliban --
pt. 2. The population is the prize. Arriving in Helmand --
Mullah Salaam --
Corrupt measures --
The war cabinet --
pt. 3. The Taliban strikes back. The patrol to Khevalabad --
Draft orders --
Killer with a conscience --
The battle of 9/11 --
pt. 4. The plan. Camping with wolves --
War, tea, and sugared almonds --
Alone in Sangin --
Decision --
The manhunt --
The Yanks are coming! --
The final plan --
Camp Shorobak --
pt. 5. The battle. The militia : 4-6 December --
D-Day : 7 December --
Battle for the Wadi : 8 December --
Night of the spectre : 9 December --
Diversion : 10 December --
Raising the flag : 11-17 December --
pt. 6. The aftermath. Perfidy --
The cost of it all --
Cracking on --
A man with a plan? --
Appendix : names of killed in action.
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Presents the story of a military venture where British and US forces struggle to liberate the Taliban stronghold of Musa Qala. This book draws on the author's interviews with everyone from private  Read more...

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Magnificent... the fear, the courage, the uncertainty and the sheer mayhem of two days intensive fighting is frequently more vivid than any film Misha Glenny, Mail on Sunday 20090510 Superb, Read more...

 
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