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Operation Mayhem (English Edition) par [Heaney MC, Steve]
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Sergeant Steve Heaney captures the confusion, black humour, raw courage and sheer exhilaration of combat brillantly. This book is one of the best accounts of low-level tactical soldiering since Fred Majdalany's WW2 classic Patrol. But Heaney tells a broader tale that has rarely been captured so well... I commend it to the professional soldier and layman alike. (General Lord Richards of Herstmonceux, Chief of the Defence Staff 2010-13 THE TIMES) --The Times

'... read this account of his [Steve Heaney] stint with the 26-man strong X Platoon in the sweltering jungle, living on grubs, outnumbered 80 to one, battling heavily armed rebels with bamboo sticks and home-made grenades, and you'll be asking the question... Why wasn't he given TWO MCs?' (Jon Wise Sunday Sport) --Sunday Sport

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2,000 blood-crazed rebels. 26 elite British soldiers. One man's explosive true story.

Airlifted into the heart of the Sierra Leone jungle in the midst of the bloody civil war in 2000, 26 elite operators from the secret British elite unit X Platoon were sent into combat against thousands of Sierra Leonean rebels.

Notorious for their brutality, the rebels were manned with captured UN armour, machine-guns and grenade-launchers, while the men of X Platoon were kitted with pitiful supplies of ammunition, malfunctioning rifles, and no body armour, grenades or heavy weapons.

Intended to last only 48 hours, the mission mutated into a 16-day siege against the rebels, as X Platoon were denied the back-up and air support they had been promised, and were forced to make their stand alone. The half-starved soldiers, surviving on bush tucker, fought with grenades made from old food-tins and defended themselves with barricades made of sharpened bamboo-sticks, tipped in poison given to them by local villagers.

Sergeant Steve Heaney won the Military Cross for his initiative in taking command after the platoon lost their commanding officer. OPERATION MAYHEM recounts his amazing untold true story, full of the rough-and-ready humour and steely fortitude with which these elite soldiers carried out operations far into hostile terrain.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 12152 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 335 pages
  • Editeur : Orion (22 mai 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00J8K6IUO
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HASH(0x933abcf0) étoiles sur 5 Pathfinders in action! Fantastic! 11 juillet 2014
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Terrific insight into the capabilities of the pathfinders who won the day with gritty determination, some skillful preparation and a lot of guts. I doubt many people are aware of the overall effect this made in quelling the rebellion in Sierra Leone. Really enjoyed this book.
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HASH(0x93811270) étoiles sur 5 operation mayhem 29 mai 2014
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Puts you in the heart if the action. Shows how a small unit managed to hold off an army and shows what 'espirt de corps' is all about
HASH(0x93d7b2d0) étoiles sur 5 Read it 23 octobre 2015
Par Bill Morrison - Publié sur
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It is rare that I find a book that I could not put down but this is one. In some ways it could have been written anytime in the last two hundred years.

A tiny force facing a massed enemy in unknown territory with a criticial mission. They need to scratch and scrounge their kit and enlist the help of local civilians to create a viable perimiter.

Unlike many books focused on small unit engagements there is ni long lead in with the central character's life story as a child padding it out. Basically it goes, "We were hanging around barracks in the UK and the boss turned up and told us to jump on the plane to Africa for a massive fight in the jungle."

Well written, nice bit of technical background on a special unit with the British Paras and utterly engaging.

If you like tactical military history and want to see how real professionals get a tough job done then read this book.
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HASH(0x94583c84) étoiles sur 5 Suspenseful 21 février 2015
Par Harris Masterson - Publié sur
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A fascinating story and its a real page turner.
HASH(0x93aca8dc) étoiles sur 5 Both of Steve Heaney's Books are 5-star Reads! 12 juillet 2016
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Read my review on "X Platoon", also by Steve Heaney. I read this one first and enjoyed it immensely, which made me get his next book right away. I've read many of this genre and for the first time, I DID NOT find myself wondering how much embellishment was involved in the story telling. A must-read for anyone that enjoys non-fiction SF books.
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