The book I read to research this post was Close Quarter Battle by Mike Curtis which is an excellent book that I bought from a local secondhand bookstore. Mike was a coal miner in a Welsh mining village prior to joining the Parachute Regiment & the SAS. He fought in the Falklands War, The First Gulf War & the Yugoslavian Civil War. As a miner he had to hack in a seam that was maybe 18 inches with a pick axe. A cutting machine would go through the seam and for a little while he wouldn’t be able to move for thick coal dust. They couldn’t drop too far behind either because part of the seam would collapse and they would also have to put in supports to prevent this. In the Falklands he fought at Goose Green without adequate air support and the Argentines bombed them with what they later found out was napalm. Luckily they could pick off the pucara’s as they were quite slow. He also fought at Mount Longdon as they marched to Port Stanley. In the First Gulf War he was in the SAS by then and had to help find where they were launching SCUD missiles. In the Yugoslavian Civil War they did covert missions and he does the Hoss the kind elite army that the Yugoslavs sent into villages to rape and pillage was considered too barbaric by the SS in World War 2 which will give you an idea how bad they were. Many of his fellow soldiers were reduced to tears by the carnage in former Yugoslavia. I really enjoyed this book and I do in particular like these kind of war memoirs.