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Review: The Paras in Iraq, Operation Telic 1


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Reviewed by: Andy Taylor
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

As a former paratrooper and combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I was eager to read and review The Paras in Iraq, Operation Telic 1 by Craig Allen.  The title of the book is self-explanatory and replete with fantastic photos of first and third battalions of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment in action; first in staging areas in Kuwait, then their move into Basrah and further operations in Baghdad.  Knowing a rudimentary history of the British Paras and UK forces in Iraq, I was ready to jump (pun intended) into the book.  I was not disappointed.


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