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Description - IraqA Tribute to Britain's Fallen Heroes by Mark Nicol

Iraq- Lost Lives A Tribute to the Fallen in Iraq tells the stories of the 174 UK personnel who died serving with British Forces in Iraq; the most controversial conflict to have involved Her Majesty s Services for a century. Who are these brave men and women, how and why did they die, and in who s name? With no statue or memorial in place, this book is their only collective testimony. Every soldier, sailor and airman who perished is recalled here by those they left behind and the colleagues who saw them die. The youngest were aged just 18 and barely old enough to be deployed teenagers with their whole lives ahead of them while the oldest fatality was a 55-year-old fireman. Author Mark Nicol weaves cherished memories from families and friends with searing analyses of the policies that shaped the British military experience in Iraq. Particular attention is paid to some of the largest single losses of life, such as the deaths of the six Red Caps at Majar al-Kabir and the shooting down of an RAF transport aircraft, which cost ten air crew and signallers their lives. Both were preventable losses for which the Ministry of Defence should acknowledge culpability. This book is a c

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845964078
ISBN-10: 1845964071
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Nicol

Mark Nicol is the author of the acclaimed Condor Blues, Ultimate Risk and Last Round, and writes for the Mail on Sunday.