The Iraq War

Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003

Anthony Tucker-Jones

 
Date Published :
June 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
200 color and b/w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781591659
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.75 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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The Iraq War is a visual record of the American-led Operation Iraqi Freedom of 2003, which resulted in the dramatic overthrow of Dictator Saddam Hussein. In a striking sequence of photographs Anthony Tucker-Jones shows how this was achieved by the American and British armed forces in a lightning campaign of just two weeks. But the photographs also show the disastrous aftermath when the swift victory was undermined by the outbreak of the Iraqi insurgency - in the Shia south, in Baghdad and the Sunni Triangle, and in Fallujah where two ferocious battles were fought.

The author, who is an expert on the Iraqi armed forces and has written extensively on the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War, gives a fascinating insight into the Iraqi army and air force and into the multitude of weapons systems Saddam purchased from around the world. He also looks at the failures on the American and British side - the flaws in the tactics that were used, the poor performance of some of the armored fighting vehicles – and at the reformed Iraqi armed forces who have now taken responsibility for security in the country.

The Iraq War is a vivid photographic introduction to a conflict that has only just passed into history.

About The Author
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Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books including Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Tiger I & Tiger II, T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank, The Panther Tank: Hitlers T-34 Killer, The Battle for Budapest 1944-1945 and The Panzer IV: Hitlers Rock. He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec The Journal of International Security and has freelanced for Channel 4 News. For further information his website can be found at www.atuckerjones.com.

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