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Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes.

Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Jones, Geraint

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Darkly funny, shockingly honest, Brothers in Arms is an unforgettable account of the brutal reality of war - every boring, scary, exciting moment - and the bonds of friendship that can never be destroyed. `If you could choose which two limbs got blown off, what would you go for?'... Danny said. `Your arms or your legs?' In July 2009 Geraint (Gez) Jones was sitting in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan with the rest of The Firm - Danny, Jay, Toby and Jake, his four closest friends, all junior NCOs and combat-hardened infantrymen. Thanks to the mangled remains of a Jackal vehicle left tactlessly outside their tent, IEDs were never far from their mind. Within days they'd be on the ground in Musa Qala with the rest of 3 Platoon - a mixed bunch of men Gez would die for. As they fight furiously, are pushed to their limits, hemmed in by IEDs and hampered by the chain of command, Gez starts to wonder what is the point of it all. The bombs they uncover on patrol, on their stomachs brushing the sand away, are replaced the next day. Firefights are a momentary victory in a war they can see is unwinnable. Gez is a warrior - he wants more than this. But then death and injury start to take their toll on The Firm, leaving Gez with PTSD and a new battle just beginning.
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ISBN 9781529000412
Released NZ 14 May 2019
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529000412
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Released 14 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Jones, Geraint
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Military Life & Institutions
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 958.1047092
Weight 500g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Afghan War, 2001- - Personal narratives, British, Post-traumatic stress disorder - Patients - Great Britain
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade