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The Iran-Iraq War - E. R Hooton

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Title
The Iran-Iraq War
Author
E. R Hooton
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Helion & Company
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20171215

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. Part 4 in this mini-series coversthe warfare between Iran and Iraq on the Central and Northern Fronts. Difficult terrain made it problematic for either side to assemble overwhelming superiority. Following initial Iraqi attacks that seized some territory, the Iranians began gradually nibbling back until achieving some success in the centre, in 1982. Subsequently, the Central Front saw only minor conventional battles until Iraq launched several major blows in 1988. In the north, fighting primarily revolved around several Kurdish insurgencies in northern Iraq, and culminated in the horror of the Halabcheh gas attack. The final campaign of the war saw Iraq-supported Iranian migrs launching a spectacular, but also a swiftly-crushed, invasion of their homeland.

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Tom Cooper is an Austrian aerial warfare analyst and historian. Following a career in worldwide transportation business - during which he established a network of contacts in the Middle East and Africa - he moved into narrow-focus analysis and writing on small, little-known air forces and conflicts, about which he has collected extensive archives. This has resulted in specialisation in such Middle Eastern air forces as of those of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, plus various African and Asian air forces. Except for authoring and co-authoring more than 30 books - including about a dozen of titles for Helion's @War series - and over 1000 articles, Cooper is a regular correspondent for multiple defence-related publications.

As per my previous reviews of Volumes 1 and 2, this is an excellent series, desccribing primarily at operational level the actions in this severely attritional conflict. Full-colour maps, and superb colour and black and white photographs, combine with a good writing style and a balanced profile of military and political activities.
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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 - Campagns.
Country of Publication
England

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