The Iran-Iraq War. Volume 3

Iraq's Triumph

Tom Cooper, E.R. Hooton, Farzin Nadimi

The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. There have been many books on the conflict, but this is the first detailed military history using materials from both sides, as well as materials obtained from US Intelligence circles and Briti
Date Published :
April 2018
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Middle East@War
Illustration :
120 photos, 15 artworks, 5-6 maps & 4-5 diags
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911512448
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
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$35.00

Overview
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The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th Century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. There have been many books on the conflict but this is the first detailed military history using materials from both sides, as well as materials obtained from US Intelligence circles and British Governmental archives. It provides a unique insight into a war which began through miscalculation and rapidly escalated into the longest conventional conflict in the post-Second World War era. The third volume covers the last two years of the war on the Southern front, where Iranians made their last supreme effort to break through Iraqi lines during the winter of 1986-1987. Iraqi defences just about held. For a year, there was an ominous silence, but then Iraq launched a series of devastating blows that recovered the Faw Peninsula, pulverised weakly-occupied Iranian positions, and drove the frontlines back to the international border. Iran was left with no option but to sue for peace.

About The Author
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Tom Cooper is an Austrian aerial warfare analyst and historian. Following a career in worldwide transportation business – during which he established a network of contacts in the Middle East and Africa – he moved into narrow-focus analysis and writing on small, little-known air forces and conflicts (about which he has collected extensive archives). That resulted in specialisation in such Middle Eastern air forces as those of Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Syria - plus various African and Asian air forces. As well as writing and co-writing 25 other books and more than 400 articles, he has co-written an in-depth analysis of major Arab air forces at war with Israel during the period 1955-73 - resulting in the six-volume book series Arab MiGs.

E. R. Hooton is a successful retired defence journalist, including acting as a Jane’s yearbook editor. He is the author of more than a dozen military history books ranging from the Balkans Wars 1912-1913, air operations over the Western Front 1916-1918, the breaking of the Hindenburg Line 1918, the Red Army 1937-1941, air operations 1939-1945 and the Communist Chinese victory of 1945-1951.

Farzin Nadimi is a writer and researcher of the Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf defense and security affairs, with a focus on Iran-Iraq War military history, energy security and geopolitics, economic warfare, and oil and gas industries. He has a Master's degree in War Studies from King's College London and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Manchester. He lives in Washington, DC.

REVIEWS
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“The level of detail remains, at times, astonishing. Want to know what combatants typically consumed at mealtimes? It's here. Or the extent of Iraq's Iranian war booty? Ditto… Helion has immeasurably enriched popular annals of warfare with its terrific "@ War" titles. And this one is no exception.”

- Cybermodeler

“As per my previous reviews of Volumes 1 and 2, this is an excellent series, desccribing primarily at operational level the actions in this severely attritional conflict. Full-colour maps, and superb colour and black and white photographs, combine with a good writing style and a balanced profile of military and political activities.”

- Miniature Wargames

“The level of detail remains, at times, astonishing. Want to know what combatants typically consumed at mealtimes? It's here. Or the extent of Iraq's Iranian war booty? Ditto… Helion has immeasurably enriched popular annals of warfare with its terrific "@ War" titles. And this one is no exception.”

- Cybermodeler

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