Contact Charlie

Contact Charlie

The Canadian Army, the Taliban and the Battle That Saved Afghanistan

Book - 2008
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In the summer of 2006, Canadian army patrol Charlie Company stumbled into a massive group of Taliban forces. The Canadians found themselves up against opponents who were suicidally brave, cunning at planting mines and roadside bombs, and experienced at disappearing into the scenery. Based on author Chris Wattie's own experiences in Afghanistan, as well as hundreds of post-tour interviews with the men and women on the ground, "Contact Charlie" documents the series of battles between Taliban and Canadian forces in a dramatic account of the conflict that made headlines that summer -- and continues to do so today.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9781554700844
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 WAT
Characteristics: 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm

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Jan 20, 2012

Canadians should be very proud of their dedicated brave soldiers fighting for our freedoms. The book describes a Canadian Battle Group of approximately 1,000 soldiers, which is actually only about 500 fighters sent to fight the insurgency in Afghanistan and they were assigned to defend an enormous area. A very exciting book with our soldiers countering the Taliban's tactics through agressive patrolling and many firefights on very rugged terain in extreme heat.

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