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Double Crossed: A Code of Honour, A Complete Betrayal

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By Wood, Brian

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Honoured by the Queen. Rewarded with betrayal. At the age of 23, with his superiors killed or wounded, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy. Under ambush, he led a bayonet charge across open ground with at least 30 insurgents firi...ng at just three soldiers. On his return, he was awarded the Military Cross. But Brian's story had only just begun. Struggling to re-integrate into family life, he suffered severe PTSD. Then, five years later, a letter arrived: it accused him of a series of atrocities and prisoner executions. After five years of public shame, Brian took the stand in the High Court. His powerful testimony was praised by the judge and instantly led to full vindication. Phil Shiner, the corrupt lawyer who made the accusations, was struck off. In this compelling memoir, Brian speaks powerfully and movingly about the three battles in his life, from being ambushed with no cover, to the mental battle to adjust at home, to being falsely accused of hideous war crimes. It's a remarkable and dark curve which ends with his honour restored but, as he says, it was too little, too late.
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ISBN 9780753552605
Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780753552605
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Virgin Books
Released 15 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wood, Brian
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 956.7044342092
Weight 404g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Iraq War, 2003-2011 - Personal narratives, British, Iraq War, 2003-2011 - Atrocities, Post-traumatic stress disorder
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade