Item description for Special Forces: War Against Saddam Hussein by Eric Micheletti & Gerard Dreville...
Long before the beginning of the Second Gulf War, the Special Forces and other clandestine teams of the Coalition's various services were already operating in Iraq.
This spectacular new book shows these highly specialized teams in action, fulfilling their missions well ahead of the arrival of the conventional forces. Even today the Special Forces, mainly U.S. and British, are waging a merciless war against terrorists of all kinds who proliferate in Saddam's former empire.
The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of shots taken at the heart of the action on the ground in Iraq, showing all the clothing and equipment used by the Special Forces.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.25" Height: 12.5" Weight: 3.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2006
Publisher Histoire & Collections
ISBN 2915239649 ISBN13 9782915239645
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More About Eric Micheletti & Gerard Dreville
Eric Micheletti, well known editor of Raids Magazine in France is an internationally respected special forces expert. In this spectacular new book he gives a day by day objective and highly documented explanation of the use of special forces in the current campaign in Afghanistan, their use in the Phillippines and preparation for their deployment in Iraq.
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spec ops fashion show Jul 26, 2006
this is the second of eric micheletti's book on special forces in the middle east conflicts,the first dealing with afghanistan.if you liked that book,you'll like this one.if you did'nt,well..sorry..you probably wont care for this one.this book is a photo collection of special forces in iraq,along with a few"runway models"displaying the latest in spec ops fashion.if you are interested in military uniforms and gear(you are called a "geardo"...sounds like weirdo)this is one for your library.some of the pictures are from digital cameras and are a bit fuzzy(or is that "pixilated"?),but you will see plenty of pics of special forces,SEALs,marine recon and AFSOC.even CIA,SAS,grom and others.i do think the chapter on the operators of the other nations involved(coalition forces)is too short.and you wont see much of the new"digital"camo patterns that are all the rage in military fashion.also note...this book is not a "rah rah"account of the war in iraq.the author is a long time combat journalist.he has been around the uglier parts of the world and"seen the elephant"more than even the most jaded CNN reporter.he takes no cheap shots at the soldiers,but nor does he sugar coat the conflict.that he is french may upset some.nonsense.if you know anything about eric's work,you know he has a deep admiration of the troops,of many nations.long story short..if you have an interest in military gear as a collector,collect action figures,or just want to see some pictures to go with those"i was there"books(think jawbreaker or roughnecks or such)this book is a good start.also,the book ends with pictures of some of the operators who gave their lives in iraq.did you know 2 of the"green berets"lost where women?they belonged to the civil affairs units,which are part of special forces.they are airborn trained and wear the green beret,even though they arent what we think of when we think of special ops.remember them....all of them.
pretty good Jul 19, 2006
Once again I'm pretty impressed with this line of books(the first one being Special Forces War in afghanistan). People complained about the first book being inaccurate and other stuff that really didn't matter. The truth is that this book has "examples"of what special forces has over there as well as real pictures of soldiers in action. It's a very visual book with tons of cool stuff that people like me ,like to see. The facts I haven't really gone over to know how accurate it might be, but take into consideration that this is a book done by somebody making books, not some guy actually in the Special Forces. Half of the stuff that probably goes on ,the public will never really know. So take evrything with a grain of salt ,and you'll be all right. I love these books. Although the first one was a little better, but who cares, at least they brought another one out. Enjoy