.,."Written by a trained historian and an active participant in the war, [this book] represents one of the best personal accounts of Desert Storm and is one of the first personal accounts of the ground war from a non-American perspective. Professor Cooke's book...will remain as one of the best individual histories of a division at war for the forseeable future."-ArmorFrom the Publisher:
This is a personal account of a division in combat during Operation Desert Storm. It is an inside view of the French Division, Daguet, which had the task of defeating a dug-in Iraqi Regular Division, taking a critical airfield and road junction, and protecting the entire left flank of the 18th Airborne Corp during the allied sweep to the left. The Daguet, made up of hard-hitting Foreign Legion and Marine units, achieved all of their objectives. General Norman Schwartzkopf described their actions as "superb". This memoir tells the story of the Division Daguet and concludes that the French, like the Americans, had much to overcome - major defeats and national crises of confidence. The French had suffered defeats in Indochina (1946-54) and Algeria (1954-62); the US had Vietnam. Both countries, fighting together, did much to wipe out those memories. Military historians, military professionals, and those interested in the Gulf War should find this personal, but highly informed, account fascinating. Cooke won a Bronze Star for his services in the Gulf.
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Descripción Praeger, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0275945286
Descripción Praeger Publishers, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 256 pages. 9.50x6.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0275945286