Introduction/ Origins/ Initial Strategy/ The Plan/ The Raid/ Analysis/ Conclusion/ Further Reading
An in-depth study of the battle of Takur Ghar, one of the SEALs’ and Rangers’ most dramatic operations in Afghanistan.
i"?Leigh Neville is an Australian national currently living and working in Sydney. He has travelled and worked internationally, was based in Europe for ten years, and now works for a large American consultancy; he is currently completing a Masters programme in International Studies. This is his second book for Osprey, a companion to his Elite 163, Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan. Born in Malaya in 1949, Alan studied photography/film and architecture, and has worked as a photojournalist and cartoonist. He also spent 18 years as the graphics editor of The Daily Telegraph, winning 19 awards in that time, including numerous UK Press Awards. He now writes, illustrates and publishes fiction (www.ravensquill.com), as well as illustrating for a variety of publishers (including Osprey, the Penguin Group, Brown Reference Group, Ivy Group and Aurum), architects and developers, such as John McAslan (Olympic Energy Centre) and Kit Martin (Prince Charles' Phoenix Trust advisor on historic buildings). www.alangilliland.com
"Campaign maps and 34 photographs compliment Neville's narration. Action paintings and 'bird's eye' views metaphorically drop readers amidst Takur Ghar fighting. And a bibliography and index conclude this informative effort. Highly recommended!" --David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (June 2013)