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The longest kill : the story of Maverick 41, one of the world's greatest snipers
The longest kill : the story of Maverick 41, one of the world's greatest snipers
Harrison, Craig
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It takes courage and mental strength to be a successful sniper, to dig in for days as you wait for your targets, to stay calm on a battlefield when the enemy are determined to take you out. Craig Harrison has what it takes. In 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of eight of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kills -- 2,475 metres, the length of twenty-five football pitches. In this unflinching autobiography Craig takes us from a tough childhood to joining the army at sixteen: an angry, messed-up young man who became a skilled, responsible soldier. He catalpults us into the heat of the action as he describes his active service in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan and gives heart-stopping accounts of his sniper ops as he fought for his life on the rooftops of Basra and the barren hills of Helmaud provence. Craig was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan and was left battling severe PTSD. After his identity was revealed in the press, he also had to cope with Al Qaeda threats against him and his family. The Longest Kill is an honest and gripping story of a soldier who has paid a high price for his herosim.
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryBiography356.16 HARAvailable
Brighton LibraryBiography356.16 HARAvailable
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