Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Latest Books

I've recently read these 2 books written by Leigh Neville and both published by Osprey;
"The British Army in Afghanistan 2006-14" Elite205
"Special Forces in the War on Terror"

If you are in the slightest interested in this period these books are a must!
"The British Army in Afghanistan 2006-14" is a great place to start if your interest is in this period. Leigh gives a short introduction to Helmand then covers the war in 4 stages, 2006, 2007-2009, 2009-2011 and 2011-2014. This works well and he covers the operations in a logical order with some excellent first person accounts that he's obviously had access to. There's also an excellent section on Weapons and Equipment, which Leigh excels at and to top it off, its been illustrated by the very talented Peter Dennis. I can't recommend this book highly enough, buy it!
"Special Forces in the War on Terror" is also by Osprey, its a hardback coming in at 336 pages chock full of photos. Leigh has again broken this up into logical chapters covering most theatres post 9/11 with an obvious concentration on Iraq and Afghanistan. Again Leigh shows that he's got the right contacts and the detail and descriptions of engagements are excellent, once again I would thoroughly recommend this book!

1 comment:

  1. My copy of Special Forces in the War on Terror arrived this week and at first glance is very good. The other is on my wish list.