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The Resource Tunnel rats vs the Taliban : how the Aussie sappers led the way in the war on terror, Jimmy Thomson & Sandy MacGregor

Tunnel rats vs the Taliban : how the Aussie sappers led the way in the war on terror, Jimmy Thomson & Sandy MacGregor

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Tunnel rats vs the Taliban : how the Aussie sappers led the way in the war on terror
Title
Tunnel rats vs the Taliban
Title remainder
how the Aussie sappers led the way in the war on terror
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Thomson & Sandy MacGregor
Title variation
Tunnel rats versus the Taliban
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Language
eng
Summary
They were young, they were tough and they were everywhere. They were both the backyard builders and the frontline troops in Australia's war against the Taliban. This is the powerful story of the sappers, the Army engineers in Afghanistan whose raw courage and skills were inspired by the original Australian Tunnel Rats of the war in Vietnam. These Tunnel Rats of Afghanistan have rooted out the enemy from deep inside their caves and mountain hideouts, have defused thousands of improvised explosive devices (the booby traps and landmines of this most recent of wars), built bridges and schools to win a war of hearts and minds, and fought side by side with special forces commandos and SAS troops. They, too, lost a disproportionate number of their comrades and many returned home with the devastating baggage of war, post-traumatic stress disorder. Inspiring and action packed, this is the story of a special breed of soldier operating in a modern war against an enemy with medieval morals... and bombs triggered by mobile phones. It is a story that connects the unsung heroes of Vietnam with the modern heroes of Afghanistan
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AU@
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Thomson, Jimmy
Dewey number
958.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.T46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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1940-
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MacGregor, Sandy
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  • Afghan War (2001-)
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Warfare & defence
  • Military participation
Label
Tunnel rats vs the Taliban : how the Aussie sappers led the way in the war on terror, Jimmy Thomson & Sandy MacGregor
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9781760113544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910721343
  • 2289819
  • (OCoLC)910721343
  • (OCoLC)ocn910721343
  • 2289819
Label
Tunnel rats vs the Taliban : how the Aussie sappers led the way in the war on terror, Jimmy Thomson & Sandy MacGregor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9781760113544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910721343
  • 2289819
  • (OCoLC)910721343
  • (OCoLC)ocn910721343
  • 2289819

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