After the horrors of 9/11, the British armed forces were called upon by the government to engage new enemies in faraway lands. Spearheading the War on Terror, Royal Marines led British troops into Afghanistan in 2002 to oust the Taleban and scatter al-Qaeda. Then in March 2003, again it was the Royal Marines who kicked off the Second Gulf War with an assault into southern Iraq. Since then, the men and women of the British forces have been risking their lives in both theaters, routinely exposed to mortal danger and showing constant courage and fortitude under intense pressure. But their task is not only one of combat and counterinsurgency; many humanitarian acts have been carried out to bring stability and new hope to ravaged peoples, often at great personal risk to servicepeople involved. On the Frontline tells the story of modern bravery and devotion to duty in the great tradition of British men and women at arms.
|Publisher:||John Blake Publishing, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Nigel Cawthorne is the author of many bestselling nonfiction books including Heroes: The True Stories Behind Every VC Winner Since World War Two, History's Greatest Battles, and Vietnam: A War Lost and Won.