Trunk Monkeys

The Life of a Contract Soldier in Iraq

Lewis Steiner

Trunk Monkeys: The Life of a Contract Soldier in Iraq tells the true story of operators from a private military company working in Iraq shortly after the first Gulf War. Lewis Steiner left one of the finest regiments in the British Army to join the gold rush into what was to become the living hell of war-torn Iraq. Steiner grew disillusioned about
Date Published :
March 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781552209
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$23.95

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Trunk Monkeys: The Life of a Contract Soldier in Iraq tells the true story of operators from a private military company working in Iraq shortly after the first Gulf War. Lewis Steiner left one of the finest regiments in the British Army to join the gold rush into what was to become the living hell of war-torn Iraq. Steiner grew disillusioned about the joint UK and US invasion and realized that the hype surrounding the reasons we went to war were unjustified. He quickly understood that the true motivations were about greed and profit regardless of the human cost. This fascinating and extremely violent account encompasses the highs and lows of operating throughout Iraq. Steiner remembers his friends and comrades, many of whom died needlessly through incompetence and suicide attacks. Pointless duties to scrounge supplies for Thanksgiving dinners to suicide missions, operating in areas placed out of bounds by coalition forces, resulted in Steiner's sense of duty and loyalty to his team costing them the ultimate price ending in a fatal ambush in which he barely survived.

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