Tigers at War

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. 25 Years in Front-Line Modern Conflict

Michael Scott

Tigers at War is the remarkable story of the infantrymen of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, the Tigers by nickname, who, since the end of the Cold War and fall of the Iron Curtain, have served on the front line in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as the many small wars and brush fires across Africa, Asia, and Eu
Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Contributor(s) :
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
Language:
English
Illustration :
44 color photos, 4 maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781912174249
Pages : 312
Dimensions : 6.75 X 9.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$59.95

Overview
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Tigers at War is the remarkable story of the infantrymen of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, the Tigers by nickname, who, since the end of the Cold War and fall of the Iron Curtain, have served on the front line in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as the many small wars and brush fires across Africa, Asia, and Europe. The Regiment’s unstinting and courageous service around the globe reflects Britain’s political and military engagement on the world stage over the last quarter-century, and the Tigers emerged from the Second Gulf War (2003-09) with the distinction of having won more gallantry decorations for valor than any other regiment in the British Army.

Tigers at War provides an impressive and compelling life and times portrait of the modern Regiment in war and conflict. This superbly researched book, written by a serving officer, and incorporating the vivid reminiscences of the soldiers in the thick of action, is a tribute not only to an exceptional fighting regiment but also to the extraordinary acts of courage of its individual infantrymen. A compelling and absorbing narrative, the book serves to mark the 25th Anniversary of the formation of the latest incarnation of this remarkable, and quintessentially English infantry regiment, which reaches back over 445 years of unbroken regimental soldiering in the service of the crown, and spanning the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Elizabeth II.

About The Author
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Michael Scott served in the British Army infantry for 35 years, latterly as a colonel in the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. Overseas tours of duty included Gibraltar, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. He also saw active service in numerous theaters including Northern Ireland, Congo, Iraq, Sudan, Djibouti and Somaliland. His final appointment was Defence Attaché covering the Horn of Africa. Trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he has university degrees from King’s College London, and Newcastle Upon Tyne. His books include From Churchill’s SAS to Hitler’s Waffen-SS, Tigers at War, Special Forces Commander, and The Royal Rifle Volunteers. He lives with his wife between East Africa and the UK.

REVIEWS
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“A very readable, well written and concise book and one which gives great praise to the Soldiers involved, lists in detail their actions and their fine judgement when faced with such awful circumstances.”

- Army Rumour Service

"This is an expert insider's view of modern 'asymmetrical' warfare in all its key aspects - thoroughly recommended." *Winner of the 'Miniature Wargames Recommends' award for January 2018*”

- Miniature Wargames

“This is a comprehensive well assembled and very useful account. It is recommended to all students of modern operations, not just those connected to the regiment”

- SOFNAM Autumn 2018

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