Apache Dawn

Apache Dawn : Always outnumbered, never outgunned.

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The Apache attack helicopter is the British Army's most awesome weapons system. Deployed for the first time in Afghanistan, it has already passed into legend. The only thing more incredible than the Apache itself are the pilots that fly her. For the first time, Apache Dawn tells their story - and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle of Helmand province. Their call-sign was 'Ugly' - and there was no better word for the gruelling 100-day deployment they endured. Day after day, four of the Army Air Corps' finest pilots flew right into the heart of the battle, testing their aircraft to the very limit. Apache Dawn takes the reader with them on a series of unrelenting and brutally intense combat missions, from daring, edge-of-the-seat rescues to dramatic close-air support in the white heat of battle.Bestselling author Damien Lewis has been given unprecedented access to these heroic aircrews and to the men on the ground whose lives they saved. It is an astounding story of bravery, skill and resilience in the face of unbelievable odds. And it is the story of the Apache itself - the ultimate fighting machine.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 28mm | 340.19g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Section: 16, colour photos
  • 0751541915
  • 9780751541915
  • 92,540

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The most dramatic story of a secret wartime mission ever * News of the World * Riveting * Richard & Judy Show * Reveals a true story of British courage and daring * The Sunday Times * As good as any thriller I have ever read * Freddie Forsyth *
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About Damien Lewis

Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from war and conflict zones around the world. In 2006 he was chosen as one of the 'nation's 20 favourite authors' in the Government's Quick Read initiative. His books have won the Index on Censorship Award, and been nominated for many others.
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381 ratings
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Great read. Thrilling detail. Loved it from the start to the end.show more
by Dave
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