Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege (Paperback)
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Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege (Paperback)

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Sniper One is the gritty, awe-inspiring true story that takes you right into the heart of the Iraq war from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Sgt. Dan Mills. 'One of the best first-hand accounts of combat that I've ever read' Andy McNab We all saw it at once. Half a dozen voices screamed 'Grenade!' simultaneously. Then everything went into slow motion. The grenade took an age to travel through its 20 metre arc. A dark, small oval-shaped package of misery the size of a peach ... April 2004: Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers fly into southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives. Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained fire fight British troops had faced for over fifty years. This awe-inspiring account tells of total war in throat-burning winds and fifty-degree heat, blasted by mortars and surrounded by heavily armed militias. For six months, they fought alone: isolated, besieged and under constant enemy fire. Their heroic stand a modern-day Rorke's Drift. ************** Dan Mills served for 24 years as an Infantry Soldier reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2. During his long military career he served on operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Dan was awarded a 'Mention In Despatches' for Gallantry for his services during The Iraq War. Since leaving the Army in 2010, he has forged a career as a writer and security consultant, amongst other things. Sniper One is his first book.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141029016
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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"One of the best first-hand accounts of combat that I've ever read."--Andy McNab, international bestselling author of "Bravo Two Zero"

"Mills powerfully describes the demanding work of his snipers before and after the city was brought under control...British participation in Iraq has been largely ignored in the U.S. That should change with Mills's page-turning account."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

"Possibly the year's best book, so far, on combat in Iraq."--"Booklist"

"A gritty, speedball run...strong, cohesive, and complete...plugs the reader straight into the blood and guts of the action."--"The Times "(UK)

"Another testosterone-laced memoir of an elite unit kicking butt in Iraq, this one with a cheerful, politically incorrect British twist....A military memoir refreshingly devoid of the usual patriotic overlay." --"Kirkus Reviews"

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“Outstanding”

The defence of Cimic house; Sniper One.

The tale of a British Regiment of the line,probably thought of as an ordinary regiment.They weren’t the Paras the Royal marines or the SAS.

For months they defended a place... More

Paperback edition
23rd May 2010
Helpful? Upvote 59

“Fantastic”

Amazing but true, A great read, couldn't put it down.

Paperback edition
3rd January 2011
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“Great book, represents squaddies well”

As someone who has served in Iraq Dan sums it it up perfectly, the black humour, the tension, doing what you need to get on but most of all loving every f***ing minute of doing your job.

Ex-forces? Read it... More

Paperback edition
7th January 2010
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