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review The March Up Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division 103 With unprecedented access and previously unreported detail here is a first hand account of the 22 day march to Baghdad that takes you behind the scenes and to the front line No one reporting on the war in Ira had the uniue battlefield clearance afforded the authors of this dramatic eyewitness account Unlike embedded journalists confined to a single unit West and Smith acuired a captured yellow SUV and joined with whatever unit was leading the assault every day of the fight The result is a report of what really happened from the heart of the action unlike anything you'll read anywhere else While we will move swiftly and aggressi A first hand account of the Marines invading Ira A lot of details the biggest thing I got out of this book was a deeper appreciation for Generals Mattis and General Kelly
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review The March Up Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division 103 Hem bestselling author F J Bing West and Major General Ray L Smith USMC Ret combine expert military analysis with dramatic battlefield reporting They bring the reader on a march that ended in victory but was shadowed by second guessing unexpected reversals and the threat of catastrophe With access to three star generals in the command centers and to privates in the field the authors reveal how the strategic plan played out in battle showing what went well and what failed and detailing power struggles for military and political control never reported The result is destined to become the definitive account of ground warfare in Ir A good account of the first three weeks of the war from the individual to Division level The authors mainly talk about actions for which they were present or actions very close to them The focus is on 7th Marines but they mention 1st and 5th Marines The book introduces you to the men and the fighting but does not have many tactical or operational insights
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review The March Up Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division 103 Vely against those who resist we will treat all others with decency demonstrating chivalry and soldierly compassion for people who have endured a lifetime under Saddam's oppression Major General JN Mattis 1st Marine Division Commanding Here is the story that can be told only by those who actually witnessed the action of the famed 1st Marine Division's march on Baghdad from the shaky beginning of US operations in southern Ira to the capture of US prisoners the misreported fierce Irai resistance and the aggressive assaults that led to a uick and decisive victory With over a half century of military and combat experience between t The march from Kuwait to Baghdad in the Gulf War by the 1st Marine Division is documented here on from a personal perspective Our two authors have access from privates to generals and manage to place themselves at the point of action throughout most of the campaign They give us an interesting perspective of the fighting desert and the enemy with numerous accounts and anecdotes The incredible firepower organisation and professionalism of the Marines are clear although it seemed that when action was joined chaos often reigned over the radio net I thought this was uite a readable account on a campaign about which I knew little
- The March Up Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division
- Francis J. "Bing" West Jr.
- 18 June 2018 Francis J. "Bing" West Jr.