New Book by author of My War Gone By, How I Miss It

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Have you read My War by Colby Buzzell....I admit I was a bit of a traitor and read it (its written by a Yank soldier) but its a good read. Deffo recommended.....it brings home the differences between the way the Brits are trained to the US. I am not a soldier but I can't imagine that the British are taught 'if it moves - shoot it'.
Anyway - just thought you may be interested....

H xx
 
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Private_Pike said:
Antony Loyd, ex - Greenjacket and author of My War Gone By How I Miss It, has another book coming out next month. If it's half as good as his first it'll be an excellent read.
Heres the Times Review
http://entertainment.timesonline.co...inment/books/book_extracts/article1407234.ece
Ah yes, that was about Bosnia wasn't it? I remember that, about him wearing CBA initially then being shamed by the locals he was living with into braving Sniper's Alley without it.
 
#4
Looks one to look forward to. My War Gone By... was good and, along with David Loyn's Frontline and Aidan Hartley's The Zanzibar Chest, adds to a growing batch of pretty gripping accounts both of the human damage of conflicts and the human damage of reporting it.
 

Mr Happy

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#5
Carcass said:
Private_Pike said:
Antony Loyd, ex - Greenjacket and author of My War Gone By How I Miss It, has another book coming out next month. If it's half as good as his first it'll be an excellent read.
Heres the Times Review
http://entertainment.timesonline.co...inment/books/book_extracts/article1407234.ece
Ah yes, that was about Bosnia wasn't it? I remember that, about him wearing CBA initially then being shamed by the locals he was living with into braving Sniper's Alley without it.
Little did they know it wouldn't stop 7.62 sov bloc anyway...
 

JINGO

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#6
muddysmrs said:
Have you read My War by Colby Buzzell....I admit I was a bit of a traitor and read it (its written by a Yank soldier) but its a good read. Deffo recommended.....it brings home the differences between the way the Brits are trained to the US. I am not a soldier but I can't imagine that the British are taught 'if it moves - shoot it'.
Anyway - just thought you may be interested....

H xx
Read "My War" some time ago,I can say i enjoyed it a lot. I looked up the web site at the time too(dont know if its still going). It was interesting just to view the differing approach to training and the different attitude and professionalism shown by the Yanks. The attitude to the drugs test he underwent at the recruiting office was an eyeopener and just goes to show how desparate they are to get bods in no matter what.
 

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