Another nameless town, another target for First Recon. It's only five in the afternoon, but a sandstorm has plunged everything into a hellish twilight of murky, red dust. On rooftops, in alleyways lurk militiamen avec mitrailleuses, AK rifles et the odd rocket-propelled grenade. Artillery bombardment has shattered the town's sewers et rubble is piled up in lagoons of human excrement. It stinks. Welcome to Iraq ...
First Recon are the special forces of the US Marine Corps, a lean, mean fighting machine trained to perfection et spoiling for action. This is their story as they spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq – a story of extreme bravery, borderline lunacy, touching camaraderie et breathtaking violence on the road to Baghdad.
First Recon's thankless task is to race ahead of the main coalition forces to spring enemy ambushes, earning them the nickname «First Suicide Battalion». Generation Kill allows an intimate look at how people fighting in war actually experience it, as the voices of soldiers on the front line are heard for the first time.
Evan Wright is a contributing editor on Rolling Stone magazine. He spent two months living avec a platoon of Marine reconnaissance soldiers during the war in Iraq.
- Titre: Generation Kill
Living dangerously on the road to Baghdad avec the ultraviolent Marines of Bravo Company
- Période: Guerre en Irak de 2003
- Type: War Reporting
- Auteur: Evan Wright
- Format: 448-page paperback avec 33 photos et 2 maps
- Langage: Anglais
- Maison d'Édition: Corgi Books, London, England
- ISBN: 0-552-15189-0
- Publié: 2004
Evan Wright accompanied Second Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Marine Recon Battalion on their daring ride from Camp Mathilda en Koweït, via Safwan, Nasiriyah, Al Gharraf, Ar Rifa, Qala Suhar, Al Muwaffaqiyah, Al Kut, Al Hayy, An Numaniyah, Sarabadi, Salman Pak, et Baqubah, to Baghdad, et Ad Diwaniyah. Unlike anything they had trained for, these Marine special warfare soldiers rode point for Coalition Forces in flimsy Humvees scrounged from motor pools et scrap yards in the USA, et hastily put into working condition prior to their departure au Koweït. Under the previously untried maneuver warfare doctrine they were tasked to drive into et through known ambush sites, clear them, et ride on.
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