COMPETITION - Black Hearts by Jim Frederick

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Last year this book was reviewed on ARRSE starting a fairly good debate in the book forum The book has now been brought out in paperback and the publishers have offered copies for a competition on ARRSE and Rum Ration and has been reviewed again by Captain Crusty.

This is your chance to show your knowledge of the war in Iraq, or more to the point, your skills in using Google properly. There are three simple questions to be answered so go to the Survey Monkeyentry form now and have a go.

The competition closes on Saturday 13[SUP]th[/SUP] August at midnight – plenty of time to scour Google for the answers.

BLACK HEARTS by Jim Frederick
Black Hearts.jpg


Have a look at the review by Captain Crusty which can be found here. An extract from the review:

The original reason for this book was the story of the horrific rape and murder of an Iraqi family committed by four members of 1 Platoon whilst serving at a TCP in March 2006. The description of the crime is brief; the book focuses on the background and lead-up to the crime and the aftermath.
This is a must read for any junior commander, in fact any commander, so take your chance to get a copy by entering this easy and free competition.
 

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#2
I'll give it a go, but I don't know why I bother! Grumble, moan whine!
 
#3
I've my entry in !!!
 

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Saturday mid competition bump.

I would remind people to RTFQ, especially Q2. (For those unaware of the acronym/abbreviation RTFQ stands for Read the F***ing Question!)

Not very many people in the winner's zone here. Read the question, think about what the competition is for (clue in the title) and answer correctly.
 
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Saturday mid competition bump.

I would remind people to RTFQ, especially Q2. (For those unaware of the acronym/abbreviation RTFQ stands for Read the F***ing Question!)

Not very many people in the winner's zone here. Read the question, think about what the competition is for (clue in the title) and answer correctly.

This worries me now, as I read the question to give a different answer !
 
#7
Any update on this competition.
 

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Apologies once more for the delay, I have made the mistake of trying to have a life outside ARRSE! :(

The answers to the questions are as follows;

Q1 - What is the area south of Baghdad in the Mahmudiya District know as by the US soldiers referred to in the book?
A1 = Triangle of Death

Q2 - Jim Frederick's BLACK HEARTS tells the story of iPl, Bravo Co - what is their parent Regiment and Regimental Nickname?
A2 - Black Hearts Brigade. Now life is not as simple as that and of course the unit has three nicknames!!! Jim Frederick has very kindly emailed me with information and I am accepting all three nicknames i.e. "Black Hearts", "The Deuce", & "Strike Brigade". I am NOT accepting the 101st Divisional Nicknames.

Q3 - What year does Black Hearts story take part in?
A3 - 2005-2006

To save confusion, I will post the winners names separately.


 
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Dear Mr Yin

Is it possible to refer back to ones entries in these competitions? Memory is shot you see................. now, where was I?
 

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Dear Mr Yin

Is it possible to refer back to ones entries in these competitions? Memory is shot you see................. now, where was I?
Nope - no way am I going down that route!
 
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Apologies once more for the delay, I have made the mistake of trying to have a life outside ARRSE! :(

The answers to the questions are as follows;

Q1 - What is the area south of Baghdad in the Mahmudiya District know as by the US soldiers referred to in the book?
A1 = Triangle of Death

Q2 - Jim Frederick's BLACK HEARTS tells the story of iPl, Bravo Co - what is their parent Regiment and Regimental Nickname?
A2 - Black Hearts Brigade. Now life is not as simple as that and of course the unit has three nicknames!!! Jim Frederick has very kindly emailed me with information and I am accepting all three nicknames i.e. "Black Hearts", "The Deuce", & "Strike Brigade". I am NOT accepting the 101st Divisional Nicknames.

Q3 - What year does Black Hearts story take part in?
A3 - 2005-2006

To save confusion, I will post the winners names separately.


Question 2 ?? Ah well, I've enough reading material at the minute.
 

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Sorry for the delay folks, holidays. change of personalities at the publisher, book festival, site issues have all played a part in delaying the winners' announcement.

Anyhoo, here are the winners, as drawn out by Naomi from the publishers:
Molesworth
OCdt Firestarter

HHH - yes, you did get Q2 correct, after a fashion!
judgekid
Happy_Nomad

I will be emailing the lucky winners to get their addresses and arrange for the books to be sent out. I have to mention that this was the smallest entry and consequently the smalles number of correct entries, 7 only, which meant that 2 poeople missed out on prizes. Don't want to rub in at all, but you deserve a mention for getting the questions correct: janner and sluice_dweller: give yourselves a pat on the back.

In the meantime, the competition for the next book, KURSK, is still running and looking for more entrants.
 
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I'm going to have to buy a bigger bookcase !!! :) :excited:
 
#14
I've received my copy, many thanks.
 
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