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One of the best books I have read about an infantry battalion at war. Many works of this type are simply tedious records of a unit's movements and actions but this is far more in-depth. Dr Hall, who served with 8RAR on this tour as a lieutenant, tells us how and why soldiers of all ranks from private to colonel do what they do- what motivates them, what de-motivates them, how they relate to each other, how leadership and training work, what it is like to kill and see people be killed, what happe ...more