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Apache Dawn: Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

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The Apache attack helicopter isone of the world’smost awesome weapons systems. Deployed for the first time in Afghanistan, it has already passed into legend. The only thing more incredible than the Apache itself are the pilots who fly her. For the first time, Apache Dawn tells their story—and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle of Helmand province.

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ebook, 304 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Whilst a good book, the author starts with the apache rescue at Jugroom Fort highlighting excellent work by 656 squadron apaches, perhaps he should have read the book by Ed Macy(MC) decorated for his action in flying an Apache and subsequent action on the ground during the rescue of Marine Matthew Ford...funny he doesnt mention this at all. was that a glaring omission as were some other aspects like the incorrect names of all the Apache aircrew involved...
And there is no excuse for perhaps the n
Jamie Spiller
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This book is about the Afganistan war were the apache's were stationed into five groups they had the moto, always outnumbered, never outgunned. It was a true story of how the inexperienced had became heroes and they keep having funny humour with occasional swear words in it. I felt it was the best book I ever read about and it is about a true story, so this book is a one to read.
Robert Day
A document of a 100 day tour of duty of the aircrew (and a little about the groundcrew) of Apache helicopters in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2007.

The Helicopter sounds awesome, the pilots: brave as f...

You know - I just don't feel as if I can comment on the things that go on in this book - they are so far outside of my experience that anything I say would just be ... I don't know ... kinda awkward or wrong. The way the book is written makes it sound like any wins were won only because
Liz Higham
A good read, but does have a few inaccuracies within it.
I truly admire the excellent job which the apache pilots did here and especially in undoubtedly saving lives of ground troops. The book describes many of the operations they were involved in. It goes into too much technical detail for my liking. I found the book exciting and sad in places and mundane in others, much like the lives of the participants I imagine. No offence to the pilots but it's only OK. A two and a half.
Wow! This book was amazing. It helped me to understand the war in Afghanistan more and more. I knew very little about it but once I finished this book I had a great understanding. The courage of the crew on Flight Ugly was amazing.These men fought for their country and showed determination and skill.
Elisa Kay
Wow! This book was amazing. It helped me to understand the war in Afghanistan more and more. I knew very little about it but once I finished this book I had a great understanding. The courage of the crew on Flight Ugly was amazing.These men fought for their country and showed determination and skill.
Mark Ward
Really liked this book and the first one of Damien's I have read. Explains about what goes on in Afghanistan in much more detail than you hear on the news as you hardly ever hear about the helicopter teams that are supporting the ground troupes. Can wait to read more of Damiens work.
Damien Lewis has an amazing ability to drop you right in the action and enable you to have a real insight into what the Apache pilots have to deal with not just under fire but the emotions they go through after missions. Amazing read couldnt put it down.
Compelling, easily read but also leaves the reader with a sense of frustration after reading. So the donkey lives but does it save Afghanistan when all the others are killed in droves (read and you will comprehend)
A good read with plenty of action that tells what really happens in a war with an often invisible enemy who will stop at nothing. These blokes are truly heros.
Cassie Hanson
Damien Lewis' books have yet to disappoint me, hopefully this one holds up to the same standard.
Good for the carnage but not as personal or in-depth as Macy's books, Hellfire and Apache.
An excellent account of the air war in Afghanistan.
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