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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However fighting continued in the city until 1 April alleey Iraqi resistance in the city was defeated. What started off as a routine maneuver to secure two key bridges in the town of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq degenerated into a nightmarish twenty-four-hour urban clash in which eighteen young Marines lost their lives and more than thirty-five others were wounded.
From the Hardcover edition. The Taking of K From the Hardcover edition. Presidio Press; Reprint edition September 26, Language: This plan avoided sending any of the Marines up the main road connecting the two bridges, a road that ran straight through town and had already been dubbed “Ambush Alley” by the Marines.
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Ammbush from and sold by Amazon. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. I purchased the Kindle version of Ambush Alley: Sep 26, Pages. I was able qmbush clearly follow the action and understand who was where throughout the engagement, which was something none of the participants were able to do. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Retrieved 1 January Some of them swerved off the road or crashed while attempting to avoid incoming Iraqi fire.
Its population is made up almost entirely of Shiite Muslims.
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Battle of Nasiriyah
The ambush was unlikely to have been set up in advance, because the Iraqis did not know which course the convoy would take. 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.
Then a company of Marines took a wrong turn and ended up on a deadly stretch of road where their armored personal carriers were hit by devastating rocket-propelled grenade fire. The Battle for An Nasiriyah.
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Amazingly well written book. A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah. Get to Know Us. This book will not allow you to take a break, not even to make a “head call”, unless you take the book with you.
The action in both books pivots amush the allied attack on Nasiriyah in southern Iraq. In heavy fighting, several Iraqi platoon-sized units, two ZSU “Shilka” anti-aircraft weapons and several mortar and artillery positions were destroyed by a combined force of M1 Abush tanks, Cobra helicopter gunships, and the artillery of 1st Battalion, 10th Marines.
Initial reporting of the battle emphasized the supposed heroism of Private First Class Jessica Lynch. 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”. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The list of things that went wrong is alleh and it would be interesting to read both how the participants and the Marine Corps itself looks back on this day and what lessons can be learned. Small groups of Fedayeen Saddam militia were hiding throughout the city and launched attacks on Marine patrols with small arms and RPGs.
On the night of 24—25 March, the bulk of the Marines of Regimental Combat Team 1 passed through the city over the bridges and attacked north towards Baghdad. What started off as a routine maneuver to secure two key bridges in the town of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq degenerated into a nightmarish twenty-four-hour urban clash in which eighteen young Marines lost their lives and more than thirty-five others were wounded. On the morning of ambussh March, a US Army supply smbush from the th Maintenance Company had mistakenly veered off Highway 8 and then turned toward the city into enemy-held territory.
More than were wounded and 1, captured.
The whole situation shows that no matter how well the planning seems to go during “mock up” alleh and rehearsals, one should always be prepared for a SNAFU to appear. Next page of related Sponsored Products. The US vehicles ran into an ambush, drawing enemy fire from every direction.
Date 23—29 March These attacks were uncoordinated and the resulting firefights were lop-sided, with large numbers of militiamen killed.
Ambush Alley offers a disturbing view into the down-and-dirty level of warfare which at the time was largely hidden from the American public.
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