PWRR Sniper beats MoD gag with siege story book

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by armchair_jihad, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. in full

    placing my advance order now...
  2. i hope they arn't comparing the Siege of Cimic House with those pathetic navy people who surrendered to jet skis. Hate to sound like a commie but good luck to the fella as this was clearly MOD censorship.

    Incidentally didn't we already know about Cimic House (albeit a less grim version) from "Dusty Warriors" by Richard Holmes
  3. I had never heard of that siege, but well done the guys that stayed there, top soldiers :lol:
  4. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

  5. The Times article doesn't seem to indicate that the book will reveal much more than Dusty Warriors , by Richard Holmes, which in my opinion is a brilliant and gripping read.

    This said I look forward to any review by an ARRSE'R who has access to this book as I may be lacking in funds for a while.
  6. Where the fuck have you been? 8O
  7. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    So Blairs plan to keep quiet about it worked then :D
  8. I think that non serving soldiers should be able to write of their experiences after a certain qualifying period.

    I wouldn't like to see books inflaming the situation for troops who are still in-theatre.

    I'll be buying it.

  9. Well done that man - militarily AND in a literary sense.

    Generals and slime ministers write books, why shouldn't soldiers? I am not an anarchist, nor a socialist, nor yet a 'commie bast*rd' but that sort of 'injustice' makes be angry.

    If slime ministers and their dishonest cohorts, aided and abetted by supine senior officers, can launch an illegal and wholly unjustified invasion of a sovereign nation, why cannot the private soldiers tell of the consequences of such an immoral act. I believe it to be the DUTY of the soldiers on the ground to inform us honestly about actions and conditions. We simply cannot rely on getting the truth from the government.

    I shall buy this book if only to spite this awful government and I shall, through contacts, make sure it is available in the libraries of at least five London boroughs.

    Finally, very well done to the sole female soldier in this story.

  10. Didn't fancy it to be honest but then I had it through a book club as the book of the month (the one they send you when you forget to send the slip back saying 'no thanks'). As it turned out I read it in about 3 days 'cos I couldn't put it down.

    Edited to add: £16.14 - how much! I'll wait for the paper back I think.
  11. I look forward to reading it. WELL DONE that man!
  12. There was more than one chick. A schoolie Lt.

    Apart from that - go Tigers - how funny that the book is on their Bn website.
  13. Yes, Holmes is their Colonel, of course. But I'd like to see much wider coverage of this important and scholarly appraisal. Holmes' description of PWRR action is excellent.