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The Resource Operation Mayhem : the target - one village, the defenders - 26 elite British soldiers, the enemy - 2000 drug- and blood-crazed rebels, Steve Heaney MC with Damien Lewis

Operation Mayhem : the target - one village, the defenders - 26 elite British soldiers, the enemy - 2000 drug- and blood-crazed rebels, Steve Heaney MC with Damien Lewis

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Operation Mayhem : the target - one village, the defenders - 26 elite British soldiers, the enemy - 2000 drug- and blood-crazed rebels
Title
Operation Mayhem
Title remainder
the target - one village, the defenders - 26 elite British soldiers, the enemy - 2000 drug- and blood-crazed rebels
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Steve Heaney MC with Damien Lewis
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Airlifted into the heart of the Sierra Leone jungle in the midst of the bloody civil war in 2000, 26 elite operators from the secret British elite unit X Platoon were sent into combat against thousands of Sierra Leonean rebels. Intended to last only 48 hours, the mission mutated into a 16-day siege, as X Platoon were denied the back-up and air support they had been promised, and were forced to make their stand alone. The half-starved soldiers, surviving on bush tucker, fought with grenades made from old food-tins and defended themselves with barricades made of sharpened bamboo-sticks, tipped in poison given to them by local villagers. Steve Heaney won the Military Cross for his initiative in taking command after the platoon lost their commanding officer. In this book, Heaney recounts his amazing untold true story
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Heaney, Steve
Dewey number
  • 966.4'04442
  • 966.404442
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Lewis, Damien
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  • Sierra Leone
  • Great Britain
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • History
Label
Operation Mayhem : the target - one village, the defenders - 26 elite British soldiers, the enemy - 2000 drug- and blood-crazed rebels, Steve Heaney MC with Damien Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2014
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781409148456
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781409148456
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), maps (black and white)
Label
Operation Mayhem : the target - one village, the defenders - 26 elite British soldiers, the enemy - 2000 drug- and blood-crazed rebels, Steve Heaney MC with Damien Lewis
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2014
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781409148456
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781409148456
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), maps (black and white)

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