Attack State Red

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  1. New book coming out beginning of September called Attack State Red written by Colonel Richard Kemp and Chris Hughes. Tells the story of the Royal Anglians tour of Afghanistan in 2007.

     
  2. Have just looked at the website http://www.attackstatered.com and Facebook site http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100610882986&ref=share If what they say is true it looks like a pretty good book but its not out yet. Like the sound of this stuff from Facebook:

     
  3. I've got this reserved in the local library to read and if it as good as it sounds, I will be buying it aswell. It's about the only book I have known Suffolk Libraries to order in advance!!
     
  4. Mate of mine does vetting for military books in mod. Its the first book in a year and half that he's said he couldn't put down. So I'm preordering mine now.

    If he's wrong I'll have to poke his eyes out.
     
  5. I served on this tour with the Royal Anglians, if this book is half as good as our tour was then it will be an outstanding book!
     
  6. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    As an ex-Anglian I look forwards to this immensely.
     
  7. There was another 'author named Liz' at Minden Day on Wednesay, whose book is due out. Unless she was a researcher getting any useful up-to-date info.

    If so, look for the Vikings got talent photos.
     
  8. Its getting serialised in the Mirror next week, Monday to Wednesday.
     
  9. Andy_S

    Andy_S LE Book Reviewer

    SNIP
    May 2007 saw the Anglians suffer the highest number of British military casualties in any single month since the end of World War II.
    SNIP

    Pretty serious, given that the Glosters lost 622 men KIA, WIA and MIA between April 22-25, 1951.
     
  10. Couldn't be bothered to wait for the library to get it in. Bought it yesterday and have got it sitting on my desk ready for reading when I have finished the book I am on at the moment.
    Looks like a damn fine read.
     
  11. Bought Attack State Red this weekend from WH Smiths and I read it in three days. It's the best war book Ive ever read. Admittedly I'm biased cos I was out there on the tour but all I will say is you must read it.
     
  12. Got this link from the Facebook group, Attack State Red, just now. Its a review in the Sunday Express today. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/125391/Courage-in-the-hell-of-Helmland

     
  13. Sounds good.
     
  14. Yeah and I've just seen a review in the Mail that says it's "certain to become a military clasic". Can't find it online. I feel sort of good that I knew about it a while back I agree this is going to be one of the msut haves!!