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 . . .'
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 - you won't be able to put this down.
'If I could give it more stars I would' 5***** reader review
'A truly stunning story. I have read this 4 times and it's still as captivating now as the first time' 5***** Reader rReview
When the 1st Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, under Mills's command, was told they'd be heading to Iraq in November 2003, the war was no longer much of a news item in Britain. But, says Mills, "We didn't give a toss... we were going somewhere interesting." The battalion was assigned to al-Amarah: 400,000 people and a center of support for Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Under heavy sniper fire and mortar attacks, British peacekeeping gave way to a full-scale military operation. Mills powerfully describes the demanding work of his snipers before and after the city was brought under control (more or less). The work's real value is its insight into the contemporary British army. Mills and his comrades are professionals, unconcerned with the wider aspects of their assignment; "They'll fight out of their skin for you," Mills notes. One man deals with stress by masturbating. Another fails to deal with it, and his transfer is matter-of-fact, with no moral dimension. British participation in Iraq has been largely ignored in the U.S. That should change with Mills's page-turning account, already an international bestseller. 16 pages of color photos; map.
Few words i can say apart from this is probably the best book ive ever read. Im a veteran myself and this book i feel on a personal level having shared similar things in Afghanistan.
This is a must read.
This book grabs your attention from page one and doesn't let go, even after your finished. I cannot rate Sniper One highly enough.