Apache Dawn: Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

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Macmillan, Nov 23, 2010 - History - 304 pages
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The Apache attack helicopter is one of the world’s most 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.

 

Their call sign was “Ugly”—and there was no better word for the grueling hundred-day deployment they endured. Day after day, four of England’s Army Air Corps’ finest pilots flew right into the heart of battle, testing their aircraft to the very limit. Apache Dawn takes the reader with them on a series of unrelenting and brutally intense combat missions, from daring, edge-of-the-seat rescues to dramatic close-air support in the white heat of battle.

 

Bestselling author Damien Lewis has been given unprecedented access to these heroic aircrews and to the men on the ground whose lives they saved. It is an astounding story of bravery, skill, and resilience in the face of unbelievable odds. And it is the story of the Apache itself—the ultimate fighting machine.


  

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User Review  - Jamie Spiller - Goodreads

Apache Dawn is a non-fictional story by Damien Lewis. Like many other war story writers, he has actually seen the action, and his writing is uncanny. Basically, the idea behind this book is to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carlos - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from war and conflict zones around the world. His books include the Sunday Times bestseller Operation Certain Death, and Bloody Heroes, plus the novels Desert Claw and Cobra Gold. His books, films, and journalism have won awards and widespread praise in the media.

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