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The Resource Operation insanity : the dramatic true story of the mission that saved 10,000 lives, Colonel Richard Westley

Operation insanity : the dramatic true story of the mission that saved 10,000 lives, Colonel Richard Westley

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Operation insanity : the dramatic true story of the mission that saved 10,000 lives
Title
Operation insanity
Title remainder
the dramatic true story of the mission that saved 10,000 lives
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Colonel Richard Westley
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Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1995, the Bosnian town of Gorazde found itself under attack from Serbian forces despit being designated a 'safe area' by the United Nations. Members of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, sent to the area as UN Peacekeepers, began to be taken hostage. Richard Westley, then a 33-year-old Major, knew he had to act quickly and decisively to have any chance of saving the lives of Gorazde's 45,000 inhabitants. That he did, and was awarded a Military Cross for his gallantry and leadership. Richard's reflections on a horrendous period of modern history are harrowing and unforgettable. However, they are also human, from the gallows humour of the SAS troop to his recollections of the friendship with Selma, a female Muslim interpreter, which sustained him
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Westley, Richard
Dewey number
  • 949.7'42'03092
  • 949.74203092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Westley, Richard
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Goražde (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • History
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Operation insanity : the dramatic true story of the mission that saved 10,000 lives, Colonel Richard Westley
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
9781786061379
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781786061379
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Operation insanity : the dramatic true story of the mission that saved 10,000 lives, Colonel Richard Westley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781786061379
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781786061379
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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