Revolution day: the human story of the battle for Iraq
"Throughout the war in Iraq millions of people turned to Rageh Omaar's BBC reports from Baghdad. Omaar was BBC television's main correspondent reporting from Iraq. He had watched the suffocation of Iraqi society after a quarter of a century of dictatorship and then, in March 2003, he witnessed the last desperate hours of peace before the bombs fell." "Writing from the heart of Baghdad, Omaar follows the war from its beginning to its aftermath: he describes the atmosphere among the people on the night the first bombs hit; the horror they felt as they watched their city burn; the anarchy and unforgiving heat that overwhelmed the country in the battle's wake. Revolution Day is a powerful and intimate account of a city and its people under siege, and of a conflict at the very centre of our world."--BOOK JACKET.
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I owe an enormous debt of thanks to Paul Danahar, Andrew Kilrain, Duncan
Stone, Malek Kenaan and Mustapha al Salman. As well as being close personal
friends, their skill, dedication and knowledge gave me the opportunity to be able
to file every single one of my reports during the war, and with their advice and
encouragement they more than anyone else shaped my reports from Baghdad
and provided me with an unrivalled wealth of material on which I could draw to
write this ...
The BBC team in Baghdad now consisted of myself, Paul and Killa, and two other
correspondents, Paul Wood and Andrew Gilligan. Malek Kenaan, a vastly
experienced Lebanese cameraman who had worked for the BBC all over the
Middle East, had also joined us, along with Duncan Stone, another cameraman
and senior picture editor, who had been reporting from Iraq since 1998, and
Mustapha al Salman, a young American-educated Iraqi engineer, who had
joined our team to ...
Paul Wood was filing a dispatch for BBC radio as this was happening. 'We are
not sure, of course, whether these are the final hours,' he said, 'but it certainly
feels like it.' It was the beginning of the end, an end that would come quicker than
we could have imagined. Any idea that Saddam Hussein's regime still existed in
any form disappeared on that morning. On the edge of Firdoos Square, where the
hand of Saddam Hussein's statue stretched imperiously over a city he no longer ...
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This is a great book and very insightful as to the real battle in the Iraq war, a must read for anyone who wants an insight into that tragic story.
The writing is crisp and good, the insights and research excellent.