Storm Command: A Personal Account of the Gulf War

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9780007292837: 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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‘More gripping than fiction; take 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.’
Christopher Bellamy, Independent

‘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.’
Sunday Times

‘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 hte men who fought under him.’
Daily Telegraph

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By Gen. Sir Peter de la Billiere

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