The Iran-Iraq War Volume 1 The Battle for Khuzestan September 1980-May 1982 (Revised edition)  9781913118525

The Iran-Iraq War Volume 1 The Battle for Khuzestan September 1980-May 1982 (Revised edition)

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Series Middle East @ War 23

Publisher/Brand Helion & Company

Author Tom Cooper, E R Hooton, Farzin Nadimi

Format 297mm x 210mm

No. Pages 112

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory World Wars » Israel/ME War

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Revised Edition This new edition features new colour aircraft and vehicle profiles from Tom Cooper and Radek Panchartek, as well as revised and updated text.

The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. There have been many books on the conflict, but this is the first detailed military history using materials from both sides, as well as materials obtained from US intelligence circles and British governmental archives. It provides a unique insight into a war which began through miscalculation and rapidly escalated into the longest conventional conflict in the post-Second World War era. The first volume looks at the background and describes in detail how Saddam Hussein decided to invade, but hamstrung, the Iraqi Army to restrict its greatest success to a narrow strip of territory in Iran's southern province of Khuzestan. This left the Iraqis unable to either advance or withdraw, and exposed them to ever greater and more successful Iranian counter-strokes which drove them out in May 1982 in the ferocious Battle of Khorramshahr.



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