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Rob Driscoll, former sergeant withCommando, Royal Marines, served tours in Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo A born leader of fighting men, with the medals to prove it, he also endured three tours in Afghanistan The third of those will go down in history as one of the UK military s darkest hours, for it marked the first time a British serviceman has been tried for a murder on the battlefield since the Second World War That man was Sergeant Alexander Blackman, Rob Driscoll s friend and fellow NCO inCommando, and on the day in question they were commanding patrols within a few hundred yards of each other Few men know what really went on that day in Helmand Province Rob Driscoll is one And in his book with Blackman s blessing he reveals all YetLethal Shot is than a compelling insight into one of the most controversial rulings in recent military history It is a clear eyed account of life on active service with the Royal Marines, of incursions into war torn countries where chaos and anarchy ruled and of risking your life daily for politicians back home who won t support you In charting its author s career as a Royal Marine Commando, it unflinchingly demonstrates the real life horrors of engaging at close quarters with enemies such as the Taliban as well as the dangers that politics can bring to the ordinary fighting serviceman Sergeants Blackman and Driscoll were two sides of the same coin One came home a hero, the other a wanted man But for circumstance, it might have been the other way round Being ex military myself although I didn t serve in Afghanistan I read a lot of books written by ex military personnel I found this book particularly interesting because the author didn t just join the Royal Marines exciting and interesting in itself but he volunteered for anything and everything that he possibly could, giving himself a wealth of experience and a varied career and the reader an exciting page turner of a book because you don t know what direction the authors career will turn next I also felt that the author has written with complete honesty, describing himself as being tired, scared and at his wits end at times and not trying to come across as a fearless Hollywood hero I feel it s because of this honest approach that the author doesn t hold back when he describes the lack of support from some of the upper echelons of the military during his time in Afghanistan, something that didn t surprise me as I ve heard lads talking about it but something that will surprise and shock most civilians I d imagine who read this book.The author describes events leading up to the situation for which Marine A was arrested, tried and convicted, he describes the stress, fear, exhaustion and lack of support both on the battlefield and after they returned home that these men experienced daily If you didn t think the treatment of Marine A and others was an abomination before you certainly will once you ve read this book and walked an IED strewn mile in these men s shoes An honest, exciting and well written book Ps I don t understand why one reviewer has questioned the facts in this account, unless she was actually there with the author and experienced things differently I think it s just a poorly written review. Wow what an eye opener on life as a royal marine and on what really happened on that day that became known around the world awesome read An excellent well written account of what life is really like when you have to put your life and the lives of those you lead on the line This book describes in detail the courage, physical effort, determination and self belief required to operate in such a hostile environment, when the playing field is not level and the odds are stacked against you Reading this book describes the reality and the true sense of what it is like to walk out on patrol not knowing if you will return at the end of each day An honest graphic account written by a man who wears his heart on his sleeve This book makes you truly appreciate what our servicemen and women deliver on a daily basis when the odds are stacked up against them.
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