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The Wolves of the Radfan

by David Brown | 31 May 2019
War is not a pleasant business. People die, cut to ribbons by bullets, limbs blown off by mines and roadside bombs. Not just the soldiers, but the non-combatants, young women, the elderly and children. 1963 to 1967 saw Britain fighting in a hostile and arid country, trying to stem the expansion of communism in the Middle East. On the ground, the ordinary soldiers, infantry, gunners, engineers and armoured regiments did what the British soldier always does. Getting on with the job come hell or high water! Bomber's story is written from real-life experience. Although Bomber, the main character, is fictitious, it is based on a combination of many soldiers. Many of the events took place as described but with the storyteller's licence when melting them together. The Wolves of the Radfan, the largest tribe that straddled the then border between North and South Yemen, started the war and the British soldiers put paid to the Wolves in 1964, but then came the push by the communists from North Yemen and it was then the contest started in all the brutality that war produces. Many acts of great courage have been not been mentioned in the book, especially in the period from 1963 to the end of 1964, perhaps someone else will write about that. Fact and fiction, fiction or fact? This is a story of a normal British infantry man who faced combat and it was nothing like he had ever imagined.
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War is not a pleasant business. People die, cut to ribbons by bullets, limbs blown off by mines and roadside bombs. Not just the soldiers, but the non-combatants, young women, the elderly and children. 1963 to 1967 saw Britain fighting in a hostile and arid country, trying to stem the expansion of communism in the Middle East. On the ground, the ordinary soldiers, infantry, gunners, engineers and armoured regiments did what the British soldier always does. Getting on with the job come hell or high water! Bomber's story is written from real-life experience. Although Bomber, the main character, is fictitious, it is based on a combination of many soldiers. Many of the events took place as described but with the storyteller's licence when melting them together. The Wolves of the Radfan, the largest tribe that straddled the then border between North and South Yemen, started the war and the British soldiers put paid to the Wolves in 1964, but then came the push by the communists from North Yemen and it was then the contest started in all the brutality that war produces. Many acts of great courage have been not been mentioned in the book, especially in the period from 1963 to the end of 1964, perhaps someone else will write about that. Fact and fiction, fiction or fact? This is a story of a normal British infantry man who faced combat and it was nothing like he had ever imagined.
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War is not a pleasant business. People die, cut to ribbons by bullets, limbs blown off by mines and roadside bombs. Not just the soldiers, but the non-combatants, young women, the elderly and children. 1963 to 1967 saw Britain fighting in a hostile and arid country, trying to stem the expansion of communism in the Middle East. On the ground, the ordinary soldiers, infantry, gunners, engineers and armoured regiments did what the British soldier always does. Getting on with the job come hell or high water! Bomber's story is written from real-life experience. Although Bomber, the main character, is fictitious, it is based on a combination of many soldiers. Many of the events took place as described but with the storyteller's licence when melting them together. The Wolves of the Radfan, the largest tribe that straddled the then border between North and South Yemen, started the war and the British soldiers put paid to the Wolves in 1964, but then came the push by the communists from North Yemen and it was then the contest started in all the brutality that war produces. Many acts of great courage have been not been mentioned in the book, especially in the period from 1963 to the end of 1964, perhaps someone else will write about that. Fact and fiction, fiction or fact? This is a story of a normal British infantry man who faced combat and it was nothing like he had ever imagined.

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The Wolves of the Radfan

ISBN9781528928465

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PublisherAUSTIN MACAULEY PUBLISHERS (31 May. 2019)

No. of Pages224

Weight360

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 203 x 127 x 28