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The Gulf War of 1991 heralded a new type of warfare that was characterised by astonishing speed and high technology with remarkably low numbers of casualties amongst the coalition forces. Just under a million coalition personnel were deployed to the Gulf region to face a variety of threats from extreme temperatures to weapons of mass destruction (biological, chemical and sThe Gulf War of 1991 heralded a new type of warfare that was characterised by astonishing speed and high technology with remarkably low numbers of casualties amongst the coalition forces. Just under a million coalition personnel were deployed to the Gulf region to face a variety of threats from extreme temperatures to weapons of mass destruction (biological, chemical and suspected nuclear) and a formidable Iraqi occupation force. This book assesses the defensive Operation Desert Shield (the build up of coalition forces) and the offensive Operation Desert Storm (the liberation of Kuwait) as well as the key personalities on both sides....

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ISBN : 9781841765747
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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  • Idwer
    2018-12-11 08:23

    The Osprey Essential Histories series manages as always to give a very clear timeline and overview of whatever event is being written about (in this case the Gulf war), not only supplying the reader with the relevant maps and military advances made in the war, but also with a rather extensive description of how the war came to be, what the results were of the aforementioned war, and other such things. Of course the mental scars which war can leave behind on the civilians isn't something which is negligible, which is why I think it as very valuable that these histories have chapters not only about the technical aspects of war, but also the civilians and their plight. In short; it is a rather concise book, which supplies the reader with a well crafted overview which is easily understood by those who are more acquainted with the field of military history and those who are not.

  • Kaido
    2018-11-28 07:30

    It coveres some facts and gave a brief overview but nothing more. It was written like a textbook.

  • Declan Waters
    2018-12-08 14:14

    It's always interesting to read about a war that I remember happening and re-set my knowledge and information on the conflict.This is - like the rest of the Essential Histories series - is a short overview of the conflict in the Gulf following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.