In the inspiring tradition of Black Hawk Down, this is the riveting real-life story of how an Australian SAS signalman's courage under fire saved more than 80 lives.
An enthralling eyewitness account of the war on terror. Jock Wallace was pumped. It was the start of Operation Anaconda, the US-led military offensive to flush out al Qaeda and Taliban from their last stronghold in the Shahi Kot Valley in Afghanistan. If intelligence reports were correct, there were between 100 and 250 enemy fighters holed up in the extensive cave systems in the mountain ridges around the beautiful valley. But reports can be wrong.
Minutes after the combat-ready troops stormed down the back ramps of the Chinook helicopters, Jock's company was under fire. Eighteen hours of hell was just beginning. With machine-gun bullets dancing about the soldiers' feet, and mortars and rocket-propelled grenades raining down on them, it seemed the al Qaeda terorrists and Taliban fighters had them trapped. But there was no way Jock was going down without a fight. Nor were the men he was with. Holding off the enemy, rescuing the injured, reporting to base, calling in air support - Jock gave it all that he had. He was not going to die on foreign soil, not at the hands of al Qaeda.
Total Running Time: 9 hours, 35 Minutes.9 CDs.
About the Author
Sandra Lee is an Australian journalist and author with more than two decades experience in the daily newspaper and magazine publishing industry in Australia and the United States. Sandra is the author of four non-fiction books : the best-selling Saving Private Sarbi : The True Story of Australia’s Canine War Hero (Allen and Unwin, 2011), and 18 Hours : The True Story of an SAS War Hero, (HarperCollins, 2006) Beyond Bad : The Life And Crimes Of Katherine Knight, Australia’s Hannibal and The Promise : An Iraqi Mother’s Desperate Flight to Freedom, both of which were published by Random House in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Her books also have been published in the United Kingdom and Europe where they have been translated into foreign languages.
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st December 2006
Weight (kg): 0.5