Ministry of Defeat 2003-2009: The British in Iraq (Hardback)Richard North (author)
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Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm
Mention on Russia Today, July 2009 http: //www.russiatoday.com/Top_News/2009-07-31/british-soldiers-iraq.html
'Book of the year ... An admirable investigation of Britain's most rotten ministry, it helps explain the questionable performance of British troops and especially their equipment in Iraq, with tales of incompetence worthy of the trenches.' - Simon Jenkins, Times Literary Supplement
"[Ministry of Defeat] is not a descriptive, eyewitness chronicle of events, but an analysis of policy, military tactics and strategy, and their effect on combat troops ... The publication of this book anticipates the withdrawal being presented by politicians and the MoD as the natural consequence of a job well done." - Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). 30 May 2009.
Title mention in Tribune, August 2009
'Devastating' - Simon Jenkins, The Guardian
Mention, telegragph.co.uk. 30 May 2009.
'Timely and thought-provoking' - Philip Jacobson, Daily Mail
'This forceful and searching analysis of the British military's failings in Iraq provides greater plausibility than anything else put forward to date ... If the important inquest into Britain's questionable performance in Iraq is going to have any impact then those in positions of power should take heed of North's urging that to recognise failure "is not to apportion blame, but to prevent it from being repeated."' - Thomas Harding, Daily Telegraph
"a devastating account of our occupation of southern Iraq. North shows that the MoD's one real triumph was the extent to which it managed to conceal how our six-year occupation, thanks largely to Tony Blair, became one of the most humiliating chapters in the history of the British Army." - Sunday Telegraph--Sanford Lakoff
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