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No Way Out: The Searing True Story of Men Under Siege

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  6 reviews

'Fiercely immersive. Truly heroic.' Tom Marcus, bestselling author of Soldier Spy
'Vivid and brilliantly written: a pulsating account of the battle for Musa Qala, the Rorke's Drift of our times.’ Martin Bell, OBE, war reporter

In Helmand province in July 2006, Major Adam Jowett was given command of Easy Company, a hastily assembled and under-strength unit of Paras and Roy

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Published May 17th 2018 by Macmillan Digital Audio
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Nick Brett
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, a battle that for some reason, the British Army doesn’t really want to talk about. A makeshift British unit is sent in under the command of Major Jowett to maintain a defense of Musa Qala, a town in Helmand. His command is a mixed one, Paras, and Irish Rangers being the majority. This is a story of leadership, courage and trust. From day one relentless Taliban attacks pour fire on the troops defending a poor position and with no easy casavac or ammunition replacement opportunity.
So the majo
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Katja Willemsen
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Major Adam Jowett is a 35-year-old British soldier sent to “protect” a hell-hole ghost town in Afghanistan with a hotchpotch platoon of soldiers from the “Playstation generation” - with an average age of about 22 – but who showed more balls than the bosses back at home.

These youngsters and the Taliban basically bomb the hell out of the town as they fight for control – for absolutely no military strategic value other than that the bosses upstream deemed it necessary. The contrast between the sol
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Leo Delaney
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Huw Rhys
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a war based autobiography with a difference. I can't quite put my finger on how it was different, but it was. Maybe it's extremely realistic, maybe the utter despair of men at war comes through, maybe the cynicism and negativity of the situation gives it a different feel or maybe it was something else.

I can't say I enjoyed the book - it was hard work, but it was a real page turner. A small band of soldiers are sent to defend a seemingly unimportant building in a seemingly insignificant A
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Matt
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: post-stroke
One can't imagine what this must have been like, you can't, unless you've been through it personally. The author has helped me to gain a fraction of the insight needed to understand what our soldiers (and marines and aircrew....) are asked to do in our names. I salute them......
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Non stop action in Musa Qala,a book that you are not able to put down.It does not glorify war but does raise the question about the futility of war and how removed from the front line are the head sheds who make all seemingly stupid and unrealistic decisions about the strategy of was.When will we ever learn?
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