The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad
ISBN10: 080214179X ISBN13: 9780802141798 Contributors: Bowden, Mark (Foreword) Publisher: Grove Pr Published: Dec 31 2004 Pages: 345 Weight: 1.08lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In one of the boldest gambles in modern military history, just three battalions and fewer than a thousand men launched a violent thrust of tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles into the heart of a city of 5 million people and, in three bloddy days of combat ended the Iraqi war. Thunder Run is the story of the surprise assault on Baghdad-one of the most decisive battle in American combat history-by the Spartan Brigade, the Second Brigade of the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized).
More than just a rendering of a single battle, Thunder Run is a candid account of how soldiers respond under fire and stress and how human frailties are magnified in a war zone.