Storm Command: A Personal Account of the Gulf War

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9780006387497: Storm Command: A Personal Account of the Gulf War

‘My primary aim in writing this book is to demonstrate the importance of individual human beings in modern warfare. In the battle to drive the Iraqi army out of Kuwait, Coalition forces used every form of high-technology weapon available; yet in the end success depended on the performance of individuals, whether they were pilots, divers, tank drivers, mechanics, engineers, cooks, radio operators, infantrymen, nurses or officers of all ranks. It was these ordinary people who, at the end of the day, were going to put their lives on the line and risk their neck when their Government decided to go to war.’
Gen. Sir Peter de la Billiere

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/ 9780006387497 / Political history / Engels / English / Anglais / Englisch / paperback / 13 x 20 cm / 348 .pp /

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"More gripping than fiction: the graphic account of an SAS corporal's harrowing 200 mile escape through western Iraq, for instance – a tale almost too incredible for a thriller… An important and enjoyable book."

"A no-holds barred, on-punches-pulled account of the most high-tech war ever fought. General Sir Peter De la Billiere, Britain's Gulf War commander, vividly describes the build-up to conflict – the political wrangling in Whitehall and the troops' dismay at Margaret Thatcher's ousting, the ferocity of the air war, designed to minimalise allied casualties, and the superb performance of Britain's Desert Rats as they helped defeat Saddam Hussein's much-vaunted army in under one-hundred hours… But it is also about superb leadership and teamwork."

"Fascinating… Deserves a place even in the glorious annals of British soldiering"
JAMES BUCHAN, 'Spectator'

"This excellent and moving book builds up to a most exciting climax."

"A commander who made men do almost impossible things by doing them himself first… A soldier who from the most undisciplined and unpromising beginnings achieved complete mastery of himself and the men who fought under him"

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Peter De La Billiere
Published by 1995-09-01. (1995)
ISBN 10: 0006387497 ISBN 13: 9780006387497
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Book Description 1995-09-01., 1995. Book Condition: New. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 368pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1223482

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Billiere, Peter De La
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1995)
ISBN 10: 0006387497 ISBN 13: 9780006387497
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006387497

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