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Tunnel rats vs the Taliban : how the Aussie sappers in Afghanistan took on the Taliban, Jimmy Thomson, Sandy MacGregor

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Tunnel rats vs the Taliban : how the Aussie sappers in Afghanistan took on the Taliban
Title
Tunnel rats vs the Taliban
Title remainder
how the Aussie sappers in Afghanistan took on the Taliban
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Thomson, Sandy MacGregor
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Language
eng
Summary
They were young, they were tough and they were everywhere. They were both the backyard builders and the frontline troops in Australia's war against the Taliban. This is the powerful story of the sappers, the Army engineers in Afghanistan whose raw courage and skills were inspired by the original Australian Tunnel Rats of the war in Vietnam. These Tunnel Rats of Afghanistan have rooted out the enemy from deep inside their caves and mountain hideouts, have defused thousands of improvised explosive devices (the booby traps and landmines of this most recent of wars), built bridges and schools to win a war of hearts and minds, and fought side by side with special forces commandos and SAS troops. They, too, lost a disproportionate number of their comrades and many returned home with the devastating baggage of war, post-traumatic stress disorder. Inspiring and action packed, this is the story of a special breed of soldier operating in a modern war against an enemy with medieval morals . . . and bombs triggered by mobile phones. It is a story that connects the unsung heroes of Vietnam with the modern heroes of Afghanistan
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AU-TuBDP
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sound
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Thomson, Jimmy
Intended audience
Adult
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1940-
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MacGregor, Sandy
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  • Sapping
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Sapping
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Military engineering
  • Military engineers
Target audience
adult
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Tunnel rats vs the Taliban : how the Aussie sappers in Afghanistan took on the Taliban, Jimmy Thomson, Sandy MacGregor
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_131730&b2bSite=1545
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781925266672
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781925266672
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Tunnel rats vs the Taliban : how the Aussie sappers in Afghanistan took on the Taliban, Jimmy Thomson, Sandy MacGregor
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_131730&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781925266672
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781925266672
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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