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Fri Mar 21 17:11:32 2014 UTClccn-no940330400.27Sniper in Helmand /0.270.27Sniper in Helmand /306338186no 940330403693556lccn-no2012027323Cartwright, JamesMcNab, Andy1959-BiographyPersonal narratives‡vBritishPersonal narrativesAfghan War (2001-)Military campaignsAfghanistan--HelmandGreat BritainSnipersSniping (Military science)Afghanistan195920116013958.1047DS371.413603ocn751804877book20110.27Cartwright, JamesSniper in HelmandBiographyPersonal narrativesPersonal narratives BritishFew soldiers are deemed good enough to be selected and trained as snipers and even fewer qualify. As a result, snipers are regarded as the elite of their units and their skills command the ungrudging respect of their fellows--and the enemy. The author is one such man who recently served a full tour of duty with 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. James describes the highs and lows of almost daily front line action experienced by our soldiers deployed on active service in arguably the most dangerous area of the world. As part of the Battle Group's crack Mobile Operations Group, James's mission was to liquidate as many Taliban as possible. The reader experiences sniper tactics and actions, whether in ambush or quick pre-planned strikes, amid the ever present lethal danger of IEDs. His book, the first to be written by a trained sniper in Afghanistan, reveals the psychological pressures and awesome life-and-death responsibility of his role and, in particular, the deadly cat-and-mouse 'games' with the enemy snipers intent on their own kills. These involved the clinical killing of targets at ranges of 1,000 meters or greaterFri Mar 21 15:17:59 EDT 2014batch2636