RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 810097980 LA English T1 The yellow birds A1 Powers, Kevin., PB Sceptre PP London YR 2012 SN 9781444756135 1444756133 9781444756128 1444756125 9781444765434 1444765434 AB The war tried to kill us in the spring," begins this breathtaking account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. Bound together since basic training when their tough-as-nails Sergeant ordered Bartle to watch over Murphy, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible actions.