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British and American special forces battle terrorists in this “gripping” account spanning a thwarted attack on London to the Battle of Qala-i-Janghi (Duncan Falconer, author of First Into Action). Two months after 9/11, the British military was braced to foil any terrorist attacks against the UK. When British intelligence uncovered such a plot—a cargo ship bound for the En British and American special forces battle terrorists in this “gripping” account spanning a thwarted attack on London to the Battle of Qala-i-Janghi (Duncan Falconer, author of First Into Action). Two months after 9/11, the British military was braced to foil any terrorist attacks against the UK. When British intelligence uncovered such a plot—a cargo ship bound for the English Channel carrying a suspect deadly chemical weapon—they amassed an elite team of SBS (Special Boat Services) and SAS (Special Air Service) soldiers to assault the vessel before she could reach London.   It was a mission that would eventually take a crack band of British and American warriors into the greatest battle of the Afghan Civil War—the massive bloody uprising by hundreds of Al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners within the walls of the ancient fortress of Qala-i-Janghi, and the ensuing eight-day siege. When the fighting ended, over five hundred of the enemy lay dead, more terrorists killed than in any other single battle in Afghanistan.   As always, “Damien Lewis takes his readers into the heart of clandestine battles as no one else seems able” (Frederick Forsyth, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal).  


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British and American special forces battle terrorists in this “gripping” account spanning a thwarted attack on London to the Battle of Qala-i-Janghi (Duncan Falconer, author of First Into Action). Two months after 9/11, the British military was braced to foil any terrorist attacks against the UK. When British intelligence uncovered such a plot—a cargo ship bound for the En British and American special forces battle terrorists in this “gripping” account spanning a thwarted attack on London to the Battle of Qala-i-Janghi (Duncan Falconer, author of First Into Action). Two months after 9/11, the British military was braced to foil any terrorist attacks against the UK. When British intelligence uncovered such a plot—a cargo ship bound for the English Channel carrying a suspect deadly chemical weapon—they amassed an elite team of SBS (Special Boat Services) and SAS (Special Air Service) soldiers to assault the vessel before she could reach London.   It was a mission that would eventually take a crack band of British and American warriors into the greatest battle of the Afghan Civil War—the massive bloody uprising by hundreds of Al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners within the walls of the ancient fortress of Qala-i-Janghi, and the ensuing eight-day siege. When the fighting ended, over five hundred of the enemy lay dead, more terrorists killed than in any other single battle in Afghanistan.   As always, “Damien Lewis takes his readers into the heart of clandestine battles as no one else seems able” (Frederick Forsyth, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal).  

30 review for Bloody Heroes: The Explosive True Story of a Band of Secret Warriors in Afghanistan

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mr R

    A Good Thriller Don't rely on this book as history (no source notes). The dialogue leaves a lot to be desired, obviously a lot is made up. Taliban dialogue definitely fiction as they were mostly dead. But an enjoyable read

  2. 5 out of 5

    Carl Upshon

    Excellent. Puts you on the ground with the lads. Really enjoyed it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Big Bertha

    Damien Lewis in Bloody Heroes has written an interesting account of the controversial Battle of Qala-i-Jangi between Taliban/Al-Qaeda prisoners being held captive there and the Northern Alliance fighters assisted by British and American Forces following an uprising. With input from some of those present it gives a first hand account of events that resulted in a long and bloody battle resulting in hundreds of deaths. Whilst I found it an interesting read the added dialogue grated. The repeated use Damien Lewis in Bloody Heroes has written an interesting account of the controversial Battle of Qala-i-Jangi between Taliban/Al-Qaeda prisoners being held captive there and the Northern Alliance fighters assisted by British and American Forces following an uprising. With input from some of those present it gives a first hand account of events that resulted in a long and bloody battle resulting in hundreds of deaths. Whilst I found it an interesting read the added dialogue grated. The repeated use of 'mate' 'buddy' and 'bro' may have helped identify which side of those involved the speaker represented its overuse became annoying. An interesting read if you can put aside the dodgy dialogue and overuse of stereotypes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Joe

    An interesting look at some quite obscure special forces operations in Afghanistan during the opening phase of the war on terror. The most interesting being the seige of Qala I Jangi when thousands of foreign fighters rebelled against their Afghan and CIA captors. Naturally this being Afghanistan, the fort was loaded with weapons and the special forces (SBS and Delta force) were lucky to contain them before they got out to cause mayhem.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    I would have given 4 but for the way the speech went every sentence finishing with Buddy or Mate If they spoke like this all the time would n=be surprised But one of the better special forces books I have read

  6. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    A good book for anybody with an interest in Special Forces. It's very relevant as it's fact and about Afghanistan. Enjoyable.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Brittany Farrell

  8. 4 out of 5

    Roger L Pierson

  9. 4 out of 5

    MR P D BOYDELL

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jim

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mark

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Renshaw

  13. 4 out of 5

    Pete Murphy

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  15. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Jenner

  16. 5 out of 5

    Townshend

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ian Wilkinson

  18. 5 out of 5

    Earle Arney

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    Janey McGill

  20. 4 out of 5

    Simon Garland

  21. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne Collinson

  22. 4 out of 5

    DOMINIC BRODRICK

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dr John Steward

  24. 4 out of 5

    Hanish Raghunathan

  25. 4 out of 5

    Caroline Anderson

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mr S

  27. 5 out of 5

    Arthur Harrow

  28. 4 out of 5

    MARK MULVEY

  29. 4 out of 5

    Charlie Anderson

  30. 4 out of 5

    John George

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