Free Shipping In the UK
3 Para By Patrick Bishop

3 Para
by Patrick Bishop

In Stock
£2.39

Afghanistan in the summer of 2006. In blazing heat in remote outposts the 3 Para battlegroup is pitted against a stubborn enemy who keep on coming. Until now, the full story of what happened there has not been told. This is it.

12 in stock

3 Para Summary


3 Para by Patrick Bishop

Afghanistan in the summer of 2006. In blazing heat in remote outposts the 3 Para battlegroup is pitted against a stubborn enemy who keep on coming. Until now, the full story of what happened there has not been told. This is it.

In April 2006, the elite 3 Para battlegroup was despatched to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. They were tasked with providing security to reconstruction efforts, a deployment it was hoped would pass off without a shot being fired. In fact, over the six months they were there, the 3 Para battle group saw near continuous combat - one gruelling battle after another - in what would become one of the most extraordinary campaigns ever fought by British troops.

Around parched, dusty outposts reliant on a limited number of helicopters for food and ammunition resupply, troops were subjected to relentless Taliban attacks, as well as energy-sapping 50 degree heat and spartan conditions. At the end of the tour, the Taliban offensive aimed at driving the British and Afghan Government troops out of Helmand had been tactically defeated. But 3 Para paid a high price: fourteen soldiers and one interpreter were killed, and 46 wounded.

`3 Para' will tell the stories of the men and women who took part in this extraordinary and largely unreported saga. Best-selling author Patrick Bishop has been given exclusive access to the soldiers whose tales of courage and endurance provide an unforgettable portrait of one of the world's finest and most fascinating fighting regiments, and a remarkable band of warriors. Their bravery was reflected in the array of gallantry medals that were bestowed on their return, including the Victoria Cross awarded to Corporal Bryan Budd and the George Cross won by Corporal Mark Wright, both of whom were killed winning their awards.

3 Para's saga of comradeship, courage and fortitude is set to become a classic.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in the UK
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

3 Para Reviews


`Wonderfully compelling ... a fast-paced story of incredible bravery that at times reads like a thriller.' Christina Lamb, Sunday Times

`Bishop gives a gripping insight into deployment in Afghanistan last year of 3 Para...written with the fluent, rich and engaging fashion typical of the author's as a journalist.' The Times

`He presents an inspiring story of courage, discipline and...selfless comradeship...the frenzy of close-quarters combat...is captured particularly vividly...fast-paced and absorbing.' Daily Mail

About Patrick Bishop


Patrick Bishop worked a senior correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He is the author of `The Irish Empire'; the acclaimed book `The Provisional IRA' with Eamonn Mallie; the bestselling `Fighter Boys' ; and most recently `Bomber Boys'. He lives in London.

Additional information

GOR001138172
3 Para by Patrick Bishop
Patrick Bishop
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2008-06-02
320
0007257805
9780007257805
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.