The Paras in Iraq

Operation Telic 1

Craig Allen

For Operation Telic, the UK was the junior partner alongside their American allies but still contributed a substantial force. Beginning with 3 Para's entry into Basrah, it then moves to 1 Para at Baghdad, securing the British Embassy. With over 200 color photos, it shows the reality of British forces in a modern-day war.
Date Published :
October 2020
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Language:
English
Series :
Modern War Series
Illustration :
Over 200 color photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913295905
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.57 X 6.69 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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For Operation Telic, the 2003 campaign in Iraq, the UK was the junior partner alongside their American allies but still contributed a substantial force. This was based around the 1st Armoured Division consisting of 7th Armoured Brigade, 16 Air Assault Brigade and 102 Logistics Brigade, with the Marines of 3 Commando Brigade under command. This photographic diary concentrates on 16 Air Assault Brigade’s two parachute battalions, 1 and 3 Para. Beginning with the invasion and operations in the southern oilfields, the story follows 3 Para’s successful entry into Basrah, before the action switches to 1 Para and a move to Baghdad to secure the British Embassy. This is followed by a look at life at the Embassy and on patrol in the city before 3 Para’s return south. Written by a media escort and photographer with 3 Para, who was himself a Para for 23 years and continued to serve as a reservist, this book shows how paratroopers looked and fought during the campaign. Illustrated with over 200 color photographs, it shows the reality of British forces in a modern-day war, with insights into the Parachute Regiment’s equipment and operations.

About The Author
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Craig Allen, Ph.D., is a research ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, specializing in ecosystem dynamics. He is the author of ninety-seven research publications, many about tree mortality, climate-change-related drought and stress in the landscape, and ecosystems in the mountain West. A current project is the “Western Mountain Initiative: Response of Western Mountain Ecosystems to Climatic Variability and Change.”

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"...356 color photos offer clear, sharp, excellent photos of soldiers, their kit, and their surroundings to modelers and dioramists."

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"​Highly recommended."

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