Ambush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War [Tim Pritchard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. March 23, U.S. Marines. Ambush Alley Games LLC. likes · 1 talking about this. Three time Origins Award nominees and makers of Force on Force, Tomorrow’s War, and Ambush Z. . The Battle of Nasiriyah was fought between the US 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Iraqi . Craparotta) held open Ambush Alley as the rest of RCT-1 passed through Nasiriyah on the night of 24–25 March. Partly as a result of RCT- 1’s.
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Set up a giveaway. The entire four-man crew died. With Apache Company in the lead, 2nd LAR attacked north on Highway 7, coming under fire from a heavily defended compound north of the city. At dusk, 2nd LAR established a perimeter 15 kilometers 9.
Marines and Iraqi forces in the heart of a densely populated city, with several hundred thousand civilians caught in the crossfire. Retrieved 17 September To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. The Companies got out of order, the tanks were sent back to refuel at an inopportune time, communications broke down, one company was strafed by USAF pilots in a “blue ally blue” incident and ultimately the Marines ended up making several trips up and down Ambush Alley, including a stand at building in the middle of the route they called “The Alamo”.
Initial reporting of the battle emphasized the supposed heroism of Private First Class Jessica Lynch. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
It’s exciting stuff, but the part that makes this book stand out for me is how clearly laid out everything is. On that fateful day, Marines came across the burned-out remains of a U. Coalition military operations Bombings Aviation shootdowns and accidents Associated people.
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More than were wounded and 1, captured. In an attempt to rescue the missing soldiers and seize the bridges before the Iraqis could destroy them, the Marines decided to advance their attack on the city by twenty-four hours. Page 1 1 Start over Page 1 1.
Part of the Invasion of Iraq. Share your thoughts with other customers. It was the single heaviest loss suffered by the U.
Retrieved 5 July It had apparently plunged into the river when it drove through ammbush gap where a sidewalk was under construction, causing the exposed reinforcing bar to crumble under the weight. In the resulting chaos, the th became divided into three smaller groups as it attempted to move south, out of Nasiriyah. The author doesn’t waste any time in getting the reader embedded in the harrowing ride through the “gates of heck”, other wise known as “Ambush Alley”.
Group 3 encountered road barriers and was defeated. Archived from the original on 1 December Being able to allet and hold a mental image of the battlefield really enhanced this book for me. Don’t have a Kindle? As the convoy turned left on to Highway Sponsored products related to this item What’s this?
Eleven American soldiers were killed and several were taken prisoner.
London-based journalist and filmmaker Tim Pritchard, who was embedded with US troops during the initial stages of the American-led invasion of Iraq, paints a compelling picture of one of the costliest battles of the Iraq war that will at turns anger, horrify, and sadden, aoley of one’s political views.
Huge M1 tanks leading the attack were rendered ineffective when they became mired in an open sewer. On 4 April, the Associated Press ran a story which stated that Lynch’s ambusn had heard from the doctors attending her, who said that “she had not been shot or stabbed during her ordeal. The Fight for the Bridges.