Well written, Insightful and at times quite chilling depiction of life as a deployed officer of the Australian Army in the modern war zones of both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The SECDET teams established in Afghanistan to respond to IED attacks and gather information from the detonation and formulate patterns was fascinating.
Realistic, down-to-earth depiction. A stark reminder of what a Soldier's life is like. An Officer's at least.
Also reminds one of how important a soldier's support network, spouse, family, friends and community is and that those close to the men and women of the world's defence forces enlist alongside their loved one. I can imagine little that would be more stressful.
Wish more Defence Force personnel wrote of their experience in modern war zones or Peace Keeping missions. It would give us more insight into what they have to deal with on a day-by-day basis. Also really underlines why it's so difficult for soldiers moving back home after spending time in such adrenaline charged conditions.
Kudos too to Defence for allowing the occasional piece of constructive criticism that Major Callender imparts to stand unredacted.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 7396 KB
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publisher: Black Inc. (30 June 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00SXQM5YC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 9 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,560 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)