HERRICK 4 told by veterans, in their own words, out now

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Stonker, May 23, 2008.

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  1. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

    To my great surprise, I have just this morning received an advance copy of "A Million Bullets", a new book written about Herrick 4. It was a small 'thank you' from the author, who contacted me through Arrse over a year ago,

    In a very very tiny way, I helped James (we have never met) to find a way past the barriers being put up by MoD to protect the literary interests of a retired Para General with a son who commanded a Para Coy on HERRICK 4 . You can figure it out - I learn from his intro, that James was forbidden to interview any Paras other than Lt Col Tootal, CO of that Bn. James wanted to get at all the other cap badges fighting in AFG and tell a wider story. If he hadn't, the chances are HERRICK might go down in history as a 'Paras only' affair. It wasn't, and a lot of troops out there with them, had substantially less preparation for it, and did equallly well, yet got loads less coverage at home.

    Among them are my old Bn about whom I have just scanned some excellent stuff, told in the lad's own words, about combat in (Apocalypse) Now Zad, around page 98.

    Fill yer boots. Tell yer friends and family. And a big thank you to James Fergusson for putting it together.

    About James:
  2. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

    RABC says - You can preorder this at Tescos for £10
  3. Just ordered a copy.

    Thanks for the heads-up!
  4. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

    You are welcome.

    Tell your mates.
  5. This looks like a book worth reading. For anyone who wants it, the Tesco order page for the book is here (clicky).

    Best wishes

  6. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

  7. Overexposure?
  8. Andy Mcnab has his programme coming out on 10th of June on ITV4 telling storys of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  9. My copy arrived today. :)

    I've only read the (fairly substantial) introduction so far but that is well written, sympathetic and even mentions ARRSE (the named poster will have to buy his own copy to see his post quoted :wink: ).