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Red One : A Bomb Disposal Expert on the Front Line by Kevin Ivison
  

Red One : A Bomb Disposal Expert on the Front Line

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Gripping true story of bomb disposal work that won Captain Kevin Ivison a George Medal - and started a living nightmare... In this gut-wrenching and terrifying true story of heroism and survival, Kevin Ivison explains why he chose to be a bomb disposal expert in the first place, how he found the courage to face his death, and the unendurable stress that has given him nightmares ever since.

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Red One : A Bomb Disposal Expert on the Front Line by Kevin Ivison

When two of his colleagues are killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, young bomb disposal officer Kevin Ivison is called in to defuse a second even deadlier bomb just a hundred yards from the bodies of his friends. To make things worse, the entire area is under fire from snipers, and a crowd of angry Iraqis have begun to hurl petrol bombs...With little chance of living through this impossible task, Kevin leaves final messages for his loved ones and sets out alone towards the bomb that he is sure will be the last thing he sees.

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His account of life on the front lines is at times terrifying, but leavened with black humour. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * Humbling, edge-of-the-sunlounger account of courage under fire. * TESCO MAGAZINE * His account of life on the front lines is at times terrifying, but leavened with black humour * Good Book Guide * Gripping... a gifted writer as well as a genuine hero... I am humbled at what these heroes do for us all * Literary Review * RED ONE is plain-spoken, heart-thumping stuff * The Times * The chapters of RED ONE that cover the events of February 28 are as gripping, agonising and memorable as any modern military memoir * Sunday Times * Absorbing ... At the heart of the book is a taut, riveting account of the events of a single day - February 28, 2006 - when Ivison rushed to the scene of an IED ambush on a road known as RED ONE * Daily Mail * The honesty with which Kevin relays his fear, his overwhelming sense that he is going to die, is impressive... Ivison's writing is unpretentious and accessible -- Patrick Hennessey * Daily Telegraph *


About the Author

Captain Kevin Ivison, GM, was commissioned into the army in 2000, and served in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Iraq, where his work as a bomb disposal expert won him the George Medal. Since leaving the army in April 2009 he has been working for the Ministry of Defence.

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Publication date

7th July 2011

Author

Kevin Ivison

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
The Real World
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True war & combat stories

Asian history
21st century history: from c 2000 -
Memoirs

ISBN

9780753828304

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