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[EPUB] ✰ In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency By Join or create book clubs – Affarstryck.co A memoir of how a small number of British officers led Muslim soldiers in the hard fought anti insurgency war that has shaped todays Gulf While the Americans were fighting in Vietnam a struggle of eveA memoir of how a small number of British officers led Muslim soldiers in the hard fought anti insurgency war that has shaped todays Gulf While the Americans were fighting in Vietnam a struggle of even greater strategic significance was taking place in the Middle East The Sultanate of Oman stood guard at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf and thus controlled the movement of oil from that region In the 1960s and 70s the Communists tried to seize this artery and had they succeeded the conseuences for the West and for the Middle East would.

Have been disastrousand yet few people have ever heard of this geo political drama at the height of the Cold War In the Service of the Sultan is an enthralling bookIn a mere 180 pages Ian Gardiner an army officer who fought with the Sultan of Omans forces succeeds in three major objectives He describes what it is like to be a young officer leading men of different nationalities into combat against wily and courageous guerrillas He captures the landscape and the spirit of Oman that entrancing fascinating hauntingly beautiful country Fin.

Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co

Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co

service mobile sultan: kindle first pdf hand mobile account mobile dhofar kindle insurgency kindle In the free Service of pdf Service of the Sultan: mobile the Service of book the Service of the Sultan: free In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBHave been disastrousand yet few people have ever heard of this geo political drama at the height of the Cold War In the Service of the Sultan is an enthralling bookIn a mere 180 pages Ian Gardiner an army officer who fought with the Sultan of Omans forces succeeds in three major objectives He describes what it is like to be a young officer leading men of different nationalities into combat against wily and courageous guerrillas He captures the landscape and the spirit of Oman that entrancing fascinating hauntingly beautiful country Fin.

13 thoughts on “In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency

  1. Paul Paul says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBAs with Ian Gardiners other book “The Yompers” this is a great read You get history of the area history and background of the conflict insight on the people and their culture and of course the nitty gritty of the fighting itself Again written from a ground commanders perspective you get the feel of what is was like to be a grunt on the ground As a former Army Infantryman I could identify with what the author was writing aboutthe heat dirt fear and camaraderieI gave this book 4 stars not because of content and writers style the book gets 5 stars for that but for the issues with the digital formatting Throughout the book the letter “F” is missing from the begi


  2. J. Lowe J. Lowe says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBThe Dhofar insurgency was without uestion of vastly greater strategic importance than the Vietnam war and yet hardly anyone has heard of it This book does a fantastic job of covering this conflict at the strategic tactical and human level Given the current situation in Yemen now is a great time to read up on this conflictDo order the actual book and not the Kindle edition The Kindle edition was badly done with the letter f freuently being left out resulting in sentences such as we drew enemy ire or they're thinking was deeply lawed Very annoying


  3. David Andrews David Andrews says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBI knew absolutely nothing about the war in Dhofar back in the 70s before reading this book and now I know at least a little though not as much as you would thinkThe book is at its best when it reads like a piece of travel writing Oman seems very interesting both then and now As a piece of war writing though the book falls a bit flat


  4. M. Sullivan M. Sullivan says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBA well written book by Ian Gardiner about a little known and barely studied example of a successful counter insurgency campaign against communist insurgents in the Dhofar region of Oman in the 1970s Gardiner shares his first hand accounts of what he experienced workin


  5. Robert Ricks Robert Ricks says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBAn easy read about one of the most important small wars of the 20th Century Mr Gardiner's narrative is self effacing humble and inspiring The story's action is centered on the famous Hornbeam Line Gardiner's description of the environment the people and the combatants on both sides is compelling to the point where one has to wonder why we don't know about this strategically significant conflict This was a resounding and hard fought victory against a well euipped and trained Communist threat If you want to read about how to lose a war read any book about the American experience in Vietnam If you want to gain insight on the trials and struggles on the path to achieving a victory in moder


  6. Reader and Traveler Reader and Traveler says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBA soldier's account of an important but largely unknown episode in the Cold War that protected the oil supply from the Persian Gulf for the West and gave birth to modern OmanAfter deposing is father with help from the British the Sultan aboos Bin Said Al Said defeated a communist insurgency in the South of his country by military means again with help from the UK Iran and others as well as through enlightened domestic policies that have dramatically improved the lives of the Omani people I read this book in parallel with The Sultan in Oman account by Jan Morris of her trip in the mid 1950s with aboos' father when he united the countryAnyone trave


  7. eyltransferservices.co.uk Customer eyltransferservices.co.uk Customer says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBI felt after reading this I’d learnt a great deal about something I’d had no idea aboutAbout OmanAbout a war I’d never heard ofAbout soldiers livesPerhaps a touch too much focus on the military aspect I’d like to know a touch about the culture of the Omanis who had to live amongst a war


  8. lec lec says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBVery useful first hand account at tactical level of the Oman insurgency It provides considerable details on how the Omanis and their British supporters conducted operations in the Dhofar with a number of lessons applicable elsewhere As with most such memoirs there certainly are parts of the book that are akin to there I was but overall it is a very good resource for students of counterinsurgency


  9. JC JC says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBCaptures a time and place far from our own In part 'Boy's Own' adventure a record of the author's participation in a conflict that seemed in many ways to hark back to the North West Frontier it also gives a readable account to the non military reader of the practicalities of the conflict eg directing mortar and artillery fire More than this though it contains vivid passages I would describe as almost poetic and has some deep ruminations on the nature of courage A thoroughly engaging read


  10. CLIVE M D'SOUZA CLIVE M D'SOUZA says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBThe strategic significance of the war in the Dhofar region of Oman in the 1960s70s is not to be underestimated yet it barely rates a mention in


  11. Cal Cal says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBWell written and a seamless read from start to finish I read it as I visited Oman and had it read in only a few days Like Ian Gardiner I also experienced what it was like to become “enmired in sabkha” in my Land Rover Pick the book up and learn about a theatre of war and its importance on the world stage at a time when communism was sweeping the globe Awesome On the service speedy and efficient service and well priced You will read it than once


  12. eyltransferservices.co.uk Customer eyltransferservices.co.uk Customer says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBI must say how disappointed I was with the editing of the book – not cheap at a Kindle price of £959 now a month later I see it's 119There were literals and miss spellings throughout so much so that I gave up in frustrationThe letter ‘f’ was missing from the beginning of most short words and often within a word as welldamaged by ground irelet it lowartillery ireand lanked byoil started


  13. Christine NEARY Christine NEARY says:

    Epub In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Ì affarstryck.co service mobile, sultan: kindle, first pdf, hand mobile, account mobile, dhofar kindle, insurgency kindle, In the free, Service of pdf, Service of the Sultan: mobile, the Service of book, the Service of the Sultan: free, In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency ePUBThe book was well written the only slightly negative point was the tendency for repetition Everything else was positive it rea


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