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Old 07-28-2008, 01:55 PM
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Mentioning briefly the HBO series, Generation Kill which is a book written by U.S. Marines.

I was wondering if anyone has recommedations on good military history books. We own a lot of them, both my husband I are huge military history buffs.

Anyone have a good book to recommend?
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:13 PM
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Mentioning briefly the HBO series, Generation Kill which is a book written by U.S. Marines.

I was wondering if anyone has recommedations on good military history books. We own a lot of them, both my husband I are huge military history buffs.

Anyone have a good book to recommend?
I found Bravo 20 to be good....
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Mentioning briefly the HBO series, Generation Kill which is a book written by U.S. Marines.

I was wondering if anyone has recommedations on good military history books. We own a lot of them, both my husband I are huge military history buffs.

Anyone have a good book to recommend?
I read the long road home and it was interesting... I think you mentioned you had read it... anyway... I haven't read too many other war/history type books.
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Mentioning briefly the HBO series, Generation Kill which is a book written by U.S. Marines.

I was wondering if anyone has recommedations on good military history books. We own a lot of them, both my husband I are huge military history buffs.

Anyone have a good book to recommend?
Bravo Two Zero is fantstic....one of(if not the) best books ever
Also Immediate Action..great also

Both by Ex-SAS soldier Andy McNab
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I found Bravo 20 to be good....
Ordered it today..sounds good! Thanks!
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I read the long road home and it was interesting... I think you mentioned you had read it... anyway... I haven't read too many other war/history type books.
Yeah read it...it was ok.
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Bravo Two Zero is fantstic....one of(if not the) best books ever
Also Immediate Action..great also

Both by Ex-SAS soldier Andy McNab
Will check them out, thanks!
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Yeah read it...it was ok.
Yes, I thought there were some annoying parts...
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I read this one a while back....i enjoyed it...even though i knew the ending

Operation Barras: The SAS Rescue Mission Sierra Leone 2000
William Fowler
The inside story of the most daring SAS rescue mission ever




In September 2000 eleven British soldiers were captured by a notorious militia gang in Sierra Leone. The so-called 'West Side Boys' had subjected their part of the country to a long reign of terror, murdering, kidnapping and mutilating anyone who stood in their way.
Now British soldiers were at their mercy. Surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered, any resistance would have seen them all killed; yet their hopes of a quick exchange soon faded. They were assaulted and subjected to mock executions. Negotiations with the 'Revolutionary United Front' leaders and the 'West Side Boys' proved futile.
Prime Minister Tony Blair ordered the armed forces to get the men back. The SAS and elements of the Parachute Regiment were rushed to West Africa and a naval squadron assembled offshore. The stage was set for the biggest British military operation on the continent for a generation - and their most daring rescue mission ever.
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