Midnight in Some Burning Town: British Special Forces operations from Belgrade to Baghdad

Midnight in Some Burning Town: British Special Forces operations from Belgrade to Baghdad

by Christian Jennings (Author)


Man for man, the British Special Forces are regarded as the best in the world. Since the mid-nineties the British government has deployed them across the globe from Bosnia to Sierra Leone and from South America to the Middle East. They have never been busier than they are now, waging counter-insurgency operations on the front lines of the 'Global War on Terror'. Christian Jennings is an experienced journalist who has reported on conflicts and humanitarian crises from Africa to the Balkans. MIDNIGHT IN SOME BURNING TOWN follows a number of Special Forces teams from the interventions in Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia to the invasion of Afghanistan, the overthrow of the Taliban and the hunt for Osama bin Laden. It culminates in the largest Special Forces operation yet seen: the penetration of Iraq.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Edition: First Edition, First Impression
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published: 08 Jul 2004

ISBN 10: 0297846248
ISBN 13: 9780297846246
Book Overview: The inside story of recent British Special Forces missions Written by an experienced foreign correspondent with good contacts in the SAS

Media Reviews
'... an absorbing and authoritative read... a thoughtful and provocative book, never more so than when Jennings turns his expert eye on the proliferation of private security outfits in Iraq, expecially Baghdad.' DAILY MAIL 'Christian Jennings has pulled off a bit of a coup in writing his revealing account of SAS actions in a number of campaigns from the Balkans to Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq. The spills and thrills of the men in the black balaclavas, desert turbans and shamargs dazzle and amaze like the fables of Scheherezade and the Thousand and One Nights.' EVENING STANDARD
Author Bio
Was based in Central Africa from 1994-98, writing for the Sunday Telegraph and Reuters. He then reported from Kosovo for four years for the Economist and Daily Telegraph and now covers European and military affairs from London.