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The Taste Of Battle: Front Line Action 1914-1991

Bryan Perrett

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Prose: non-fiction, History, Military history

As close as you can get to the reality of war. Three generations of front line soldiers recount their experiences.

Few people today experience a live war situation; even professional soldiers can serve their career without going to war. Yet the question is often asked, what is it like How do combatants cope with the danger How does a battle look to the ordinary soldier

In a unique mix of dialogue, reportage and objective historical analysis - ''faction'' - Bryan Perrett brings the reality of war to the reader in a direct, no-holds-barred, exciting narrative. The fictional soldiers in this book, based on recorded accounts, are at the very heart of the action. From Mons in 1918, through the First and Second World Wars to Malaya in 1956, Vietnam in 1968 and Kuwait in 1991.

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Bryan Perrett

Bryan Perrett left the army as a successful career officer to take up the pen as a full-time writer. Able to write to any brief (he was captioning picture-strips for schoolgirl comics at one point), he found his metier as a military historian and writer of good, fast, episodic, narrative popular histories. His many books, all founded on meticulous research from primary sources, find a wide popular readership. He is the bestselling author in the bestselling Cassell Military Classics series

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