After the Blast: An Australian Officer in Iraq and Afghanistan

A very Australian tale of heroism and healing.

In 2004 Garth Callender, a junior cavalry officer, was once deployed to Iraq. He speedy came upon his ft major convoys of armoured autos in the course of the streets of Baghdad and into the wasteland past. yet one morning his group used to be specific in a roadside bomb assault. Garth grew to become Australia's first severe casualty within the war.

After improving from his accidents, Garth again to Iraq in 2006 as second-in-command of the Australian Army's protection detachment in Baghdad. He chanced on a urban within the grip of a emerging insurgency. His unit needed to cope with missile assaults, suicide bombers and the loss of life by way of misadventure of 1 in their personal, deepest Jake Kovco.

Determined to avoid the types of bomb assaults that left him scarred, Garth volunteered once again in 2009 - to guide a guns intelligence crew in Afghanistan. He used to be helicoptered to blast zones within the aftermath of assaults, and labored to spot the rebel bomb-makers accountable. Revealing, relocating, humorous and whole of drama, Garth Callender's tale is considered one of a kind.

Garth Callender left the commonplace Australian military in 2013 after a distinct seventeen-year occupation, within which he served in Iraq and Afghanistan and rose to the rank of significant. He now works for an Australian know-how corporation that's constructing new how you can become aware of hid explosives.

Praise for After the Blast:

'I urge you to learn this crucial, attractive booklet. There are so few firsthand money owed from our frontline squaddies in Iraq and Afghanistan.'-Leigh revenues

'Garth Callender, a wounded veteran, tells his tale of a number of wrestle excursions with acid depth. Stark, brutal and sincere, After the Blast exposes the ghastly company of recent battle. it truly is an uncompromising account that may surprise a few readers. Callender pulls no punches; his uncooked feelings, fears, loves, frustrations and anger are unflinchingly recalled. This e-book offers a unprecedented perception to the tough realities of Australia's modern conflicts.'-Major common John Cantwell, AO, DSC, writer of Exit Wounds

'Garth Callender exhibits you what squaddies quite imagine - and, extra importantly, feel.'-James Brown, writer of Anzac's lengthy Shadow

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The Guerrilla Factory: The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets

By Tony Schwalm

With a veteran eco-friendly Beret as your advisor, cross deep contained in the grueling education that each detailed Forces soldier needs to suffer to turn into an elite struggling with desktop.

With “a clean, actual voice” (Publishers Weekly), former detailed Forces commander and present teacher Tony Schwalm takes readers deep contained in the grueling education at the infamous Q path, required for all distinct Forces squaddies sooner than they could sign up for the elite eco-friendly Berets that defends our kingdom in nontraditional operations.

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...and a hard rain fell: A GI's True Story of the War in Vietnam

By John Ketwig

"A magnetic, bloody, relocating, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that's from the 1st web page to final a wound that could by no means heal. A searing present to his country."-Kirkus Reviews

The vintage Vietnam struggle memoir, ...and a difficult rain fell is the unforgettable tale of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a tender soldier's odyssey from the roads of upstate ny to the jungles of Vietnam. up-to-date for its twentieth anniversary with a brand new afterword at the Iraq struggle and its parallels to Vietnam, John Ketwig's message is as appropriate at the present time because it was once 20 years ago.

"Solidly powerful. He describes with ingenuous power and real language that point and place."-Library Journal
"Perhaps as evocative of that lousy time in Vietnam because the nice fictions...a wild surreal account, at its most sensible as robust as Celine's darkling writing of worldwide conflict One."-Washington Post

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Captain of Rome (Masters of the Sea)

By John Stack

The moment installment during this exciting maritime experience; powerful empires conflict one another for regulate of the excessive seas.

Atticus is the younger captain of the Aquila, the flagship of the Roman navy's assault fleet. yet his green commander's place has been got, now not earned. certain to obey his greater, Atticus sails directly right into a carefully-laid seize. within the brutal conflict that follows, he pulls his males again from the edge of defeat simply by means of disobeying orders.

Summoned to Rome, Atticus pays a excessive expense for his defiance. regardless of his friendship with a Roman centurion, he's dangerously unversed within the politics of the Roman senate, and has created a strong enemy.

So Atticus unearths himself dealing with battles either at sea, opposed to an ever-more ferocious enemy; and on board his personal send, from those people who are thirsty for revenge…

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The American Plains Indians (Men-at-Arms)

By Jason Hook

The relevant plains of North the US to the east of the Rocky Mountains have been domestic to the Plains Indians; right here the searching grounds of the twelve "typical" tribes coincided with the grazing diversity of the biggest of the buffalo herds. The adoption of a horse tradition heralded the golden age of the Plains Indians – an age without warning ended by means of the intervention of the white guy, who compelled them into reservations within the moment half the nineteenth century. Jason Hook's interesting textual content explores the tradition of yank Plains Indians, from camp existence to conquest, in a quantity complemented via images and attractive paintings.

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U.S. Army Map Reading And Navigation

By United States Army

Map interpreting and navigation is severe company, so why might you compromise for something yet a no-nonsense educational handbook at the topic from the association that has to be distinct in life-or-death events? here's a guide that leaves not anything to probability. It explains for army group of workers and civilian outdoorsmen each element of land navigation. It calls for no earlier wisdom of those topics, and comprises sections on map care, comprehension of map symbols, army symbols, grid reference structures, and interpretation of aerial photos. someone who spends time within the outdoor or is drawn to army practices may be serious about this guide.

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Judy: A Dog in a Million: From Runaway Puppy to the World's Most Heroic Dog

Judy, a gorgeous liver and white English pointer, and the single animal POW of WWII, really used to be a puppy in one million, adored and cherished by way of the British, Australian, American and different Allied servicemen who fought to outlive along her.

Viewed mostly as human by way of those that shared her remarkable lifestyles, Judy's uncanny skill to feel possibility, matched along with her quick-thinking and very unlikely bold stored numerous lives. She used to be a detailed spouse to males who turned like a kinfolk to her, sharing in either the tragedies and joys they confronted. It used to be in popularity of the extreme friendship and safeguard she provided amidst the unforgiving and savage atmosphere of a eastern criminal camp in Indonesia that she received her formal prestige as a POW.

Judy's distinct blend of braveness, kindness and enjoyable repaid that honour 1000 instances over and her fabulous tale is without doubt one of the such a lot heartwarming and encouraging stories you are going to ever read.

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Big Red: Inside the Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine

The chilly struggle can be over, yet nuclear submarines nonetheless lurk underneath the ocean.

Taller in size than the Washington Monument, wider at its middle than a three-lane street, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine, with 24 strategic missiles and greater than one hundred twenty nuclear warheads, is the main advanced struggle computer the U.S. military has ever produced. This $1.8 billion wonder can sail deep underneath the sea, undetected via enemies, for months.

Douglas C. Waller -- bestselling writer of The Commandos and veteran Time journal correspondent -- penetrates the silent, mystery international of nuclear subs, taking you on a tension-packed three-month patrol lower than the Atlantic Ocean contained in the USS Nebraska, fondly nicknamed significant crimson. In chilling element, witnessed in the course of the eyes of the boys on board and informed of their personal phrases, tremendous crimson finds the top-secret approaches for beginning international warfare III, together with mystery codes, intricate fail-safe mechanisms, and hugely categorized conflict strategies for nuclear combat.

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