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Book Title: Bomb Hunters: Life and Death Stories with Britain's Elite Bomb Disposal Unit in Afghanistan|
The author of the book: Sean Rayment
Edition: Collins Publishers
Date of issue: February 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780007374786
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.90 MB
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How do they do it? How do 18 year old boys/men go out into Sangin, Afghanistan, day after day knowing that there's every possibility that they are about to step on a pressure plate and die, or see mates and team members die, in most horrible ways? How do they do this and still stay sane?
I read quite a bit of military and war non fiction, but for some reason this book was the one that made me realise how young these men are that are going to war. or maybe it wasn't that, maybe it was because these young 18 year old men are going to war to work for the bomb disposal unit.
The losses IEDs, the unseen enemy, are inflicting upon Coalition Forces in Afghanistan is staggering. And every one of these Bomb Disposal guys and girls will see someone die in this theatre, in fact, likely many someones, in the most gruesome way you can imagine. It is a tough, demanding and terrifying job and I don't know how they do it. To say that they are brave just doesn't seem enough.
As for the book itself and the author? He's not the best that's for sure, and if I could rate the author's skill I would give him 3 stars. His incessantly repeating the same lines and opinions was very distracting. He'll say "the men are very suspicious and they all wear lucky charms" and then 5 pages later, say exactly the same thing. It is prevalent in the book. A Goodreads friend read it at the same time as me and he noticed the same thing. So, I wiped a star off the board for that flaw, but all in all this is an incredible eye popping book. Not for the faint hearted, not for the squeamish, not for those who don't read war books. I think everyone should read about the Bomb Disposal engineers so they know what these boys and girls are doing and what they are going through, but I can understand that the brutal honesty of this book would be difficult fodder for those unfamiliar with War non fiction.
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