How to Escape a Taliban Ambush
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'The CO had given me the word: whatever it took, I had to get our injured lads out. I'd ordered the F15s on an attack run right over our heads. If I'd got it wrong we were dead...'Paul 'Bommer' Grahame is one of the British Army's most deadlyJTACs - the man who, with high-tech precision, calls in the airborne attacks from on the ground in the heart of the battle. This is his brutal, explosive account of walking into a close combat Taliban attack in Helmand and his attempts to get his fellow squaddies out alive.
This digital bite has been extracted from Paul Grahame and Damien Lewis's adrenaline-fuelled book Fire Strike 7/9.