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By Ian Gardiner

whereas the americans have been combating in Vietnam, a fight of even better strategic importance was once occurring within the heart East: the Sultanate of Oman guards the doorway to the Arabian Gulf, and therefore controls the circulate of oil from that sector. within the Nineteen Sixties and 70s, the Communists attempted to grab this artery and, had they succeeded, the implications for the West and for the center East could were disastrous - and but, few humans have ever heard of this geo-political drama on the top of the chilly War.

In the carrier of the Sultan tells, first-hand, the principally unknown tale of a small variety of British officials who led Muslim squaddies during this hard-fought anti-insurgency struggle which has formed today’s Gulf. After outlining the old, geographical and political historical past, the publication describes army motion in a stark and mountainous atmosphere, together with operations with abnormal forces and the SAS in addition to motion within the air and at sea. The publication supplies a gripping, relocating, humorous account of these kinds of and paints a robust and illuminating photograph of the realities of war.

It will attract all who're attracted to the chilly warfare and relationships among the Western and the Arab worlds. Politics, background, abnormal struggle, faith, foreign affairs: all are parts during this soaking up, informative learn. within the gentle of the present insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, it's also well timed to be reminded how a unprecedented victory used to be received over Communist guerrillas.

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