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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 American, British, French and Australian speciual forces in the current campaign in Afghanistan.Accompanied be numerous color illustrations, the book covers the operations, equipment, uniforms and armament of these elite troops.This book is an absolute must for anyone interested in todays leading special forces units.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.36" Width: 9.29" Height: 0.71" Weight: 3.26 lbs.
Publisher Histoire and Collections
ISBN 2913903908 ISBN13 9782913903906
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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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Who cares what these jerks say Jul 15, 2006
Well first off, I am not in the military or even care to be in the military. Now that's out of the way, I can state what I think of this book without sounding like these jerke writing these reviews saying how inaccurate this book might be. First off, Special forces are not something that the public is going to have full knowledge of, or even what they do. Yeah maybe some of the pics are inaccurate on some form ,but all the same it's just giving an example rather than actually having the actual soldier right there in the studio. These guys writing reviews are nothing more than mall ninjas who only fantasize about being the real deal, while they aren't doing anything with their life(especially not writing books) and talking lies about what "special op"they have been on, and how they can tell you , but then they will have to kill you after. And as far as this one reviewer saying that the pics did not have their face blurred out, and how the enemy now knows who they might be. Give me a break you jerk! Yeah I'm sure all the terrorists are heading to their local Borders or Barne and Nobles in their third world country, with their hard earned money, an also comparing the photos next to the book saying'Yeah ,that's the guy, Let's kill him. Get a life. I don't even care if you might have served, get a life anyways. You weren't in any special forces , you're probably in the reserves, and dreaming of being in something better. Other than that, the book is pretty cool,I think. It shows real pics(that of course can't be inaccurate) and models that show a run down of how the soldiers and others dressed. Some facts, that of course you might have to take with a grain of salt. I think it's the best book out there for the people who want more of a visual ,rather than imagining it in their heads. Good book.
A slightly flawed, yet intersting book. Jul 15, 2006
First off, I have to point out the flaws: 1. The CIA "Jawbreaker" team that went into Afghanistan was mostly armed with AKs and Browning High-power pistols, NOT state-of-the-art M-4 and M-16 variants. They bought their gear and equipment mostly from REI, not a military clothing sale store. I found the segments and desrciptions of the CIA equipment to be laughable, and several books, such as "First In" discuss this. 2. The translations are lacking. That being said, they sure did a better job that I ever could! 3. The reconstructions were good, but you could clearly see that a lot of the equipment shown was just what they could get their hands on (early M-4s, M-249s used with M-16 mags that jam in real life, stuff like that), not what was really used. I found it odd that the news photos they used didn't even match them! Okay, now that THIS is out of the way, all in all, it's still a darned good book. Sure, there are some errors, but when you're dealing with Special Ops, it shocks me they got as much right as they did, pure and simple. Yes, it's mostly for the modelers, airsofter crowd or "gear collector" types. So what? The bottom line is that it's still a great book with a lot of info you just don't see anywhere else. And it's great that the units of our allied nations FINALLY got their due. I can't comment on the authenticity of these sections, but I know their efforts are rarely ever written about. The next time you hear someone say, "Gee, we were in places OTHER than Iraq?" shove this book under their noses!
Excellent Military Read Jun 19, 2004
I recently purchased this book, and after reading the several reviews you see before you, I've come to several conclusions. One being that the book has been translated wonderfully. You have to understand that languages cannot be exactly translated. Two is the one picture showing U.S. Special Forces and SAS is not a mistake, if you read carefully, you'll notice two individuals kneeling and another in a prone position. Those two are SAS in 'civvies' (undercover) assisting the American operators. The book provides excellent photographs for all of those who want a superb display of the tactical gear worn by the various Coalition Forces operating in Afghanistan. I viewed the website and only a scarce few are shown in the book. All in all this is a great selection if you're looking for a book with magnificent crisk color photographs of the soldiers and their military gear!
Not for the specialists Dec 24, 2003
A coffee-table book packed with pictures. If you are looking for highly specialized infos, give it a miss. If you want loads of pictures (including reconstructions) and some background infos, go for it.
The original text was obviously in French and the translation is not always 100% but it remains readable.
Good infos on non-US units and interesting pictures taken by the in-house "RAIDS" reporter, Yves Debay.
Poor translation and innacurate details Dec 22, 2003
1. The book appears to have been tranlated from French to English very poorly. I estimate 80% of the sentences have obvious grammatical errors and/or mispellings. 2. Many of the detailed facts specifically in the timeline section are innacurate. 3. I intended to use the book for research on Spec Ops role for an Afghanistan Campaign analysis. I didn't use anything from this book because it lacked factual credibility.