Task Force Black: The explosive true story of the SAS and the secret war in Iraq. Grabs you that tagline doesn’t it? I want action. We all want action. We love it.
Is there Action?
The author writes,
When the SAS men burst through the gates of the compound they were greeted with a hail of fire from the windows of the building to their front. An RPG 7 rocket was fired straight at them, and assault rifles opened up too. Within seconds, all the members of A1o had been hit. Morris, who had taken a bullet in the backside, turned tail and hobbled out as fast as he could.
Every SAS trooper is trained in battlefield first aid and as the captain dropped into cover his men went to work, surveying the wounds to him and the others. Major Baker, meanwhile, gathered several men and moved to the roof of a building further down the street, from which they could fire into the target compound.
After a head count he realised that two of A10’s men were probably still inside the target. His concern for them meant he could not simply ask Delta and the Bradley’s to open up with everything they had. Instead he asked a couple of his men to approach the gate to see whether they could spot their missing comrades.
Inside that yard lay Corporal Ian Plank, blood pumping out of a bullet wound to the face.